P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, Misa Bharti among 41 unopposed leaders elected to Rajya Sabha
New Delhi : P Chidambaram, Rajeev Shukla, Sumitra Valmiki, Kavita Patidar, Kapil Sibal, Misa Bharti and more are among the 41 leaders who have been elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha on Friday.
11 candidates are from Uttar Pradesh, six from Tamil Nadu, five from Bihar, four from Andhra Pradesh, three each from Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, two each from Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Telangana and Jharkhand and one candidate from Uttarakhand.
In terms of political parties, out of 41 candidates, 14 are from the BJP, four each from Congress and YSR Congress; three each from DMK and BJD; two each from AAP, RJD, TRS, AIADMK, one each from JMM, JDU, SP and RLD besides Independent Sibal.
Elections are scheduled for June 10 on the 57 seats which have become vacant due to retirement of members scheduled between June and August. The selected candidates were allowed to withdraw their nominations till Friday.
On June 10, elections will now be held for six seats in Maharashtra, four each in Rajasthan and Karnataka and two in Haryana. Results will be declared the same day.