Senior Bihar BJP chief Sushil Kumar Modi has been declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha in a by-poll that was necessitated by the demise of Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party founder Ram Vilas Paswan.
Sushil Modi was declared elected unopposed on the final date for withdrawal of nomination papers.
Apart from him, an Independent candidate, Shyam Nandan Prasad, had filed his nomination papers which have been rejected throughout scrutiny.
Mr Prasad’s papers weren’t supported by no less than 10 members of the 243-strong meeting as proposers, which is obligatory, ballot officers stated.
Sushil Modi was handed over his certificates within the presence of a bunch of dignitaries, together with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his successors as deputy chief minister Tar Kishore Prasad and Renu Devi and state BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal.
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