AIADMK, DMK nominees elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu
Chennai/UNI: Three candidates each from the ruling AIADMK and the Opposition DMK were today declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
After their nomination papers were found in order during scrutiny on Monday, Election Officer and Legislative Assembly Secretary K Srinivasan, told reporters here that all the six candidates were elected unopposed to the Upper House of Parliament.
Those elected were former Lok Sabha member M Thambidurai and K P Munusamy (both AIADMK) and TMC leader G K Vasan, who is an ally of the AIADMK, and N R Elango, Trichy N Siva and Anthiyur Selvaraj (all DMK).
The elected members will fill the vacancies to be caused due to the retirement of Vijila Sathyanath, S.Muthukaruppan, A.K.Selvaraj (all AIADMK), Ms Sasikala Pushpa (who won on AIADMK but has now since joined the BJP, Tiruchi Siva and T K Rangarajan (CPI-M), whose term would come to an end on April two.