The Bharatiya Janata Social gathering on Wednesday wrested the Rajya Sabha seat in Bihar which had fallen vacant upon the demise of former Union Minister Ram Jethmalani, who was elected three years in the past on an RJD ticket.
BJP chief Satish Chandra Dubey was declared elected unopposed since no different candidate had filed nomination papers for the byelection.
After the tip of the deadline for withdrawal of nomination papers at three p.m., Satish Chandra Dubey was declared elected unopposed. He was handed over the certificates contained in the Vidhan Sabha premises, State Meeting Secretary Batesar Nath Pandey stated.
Jethamalani was elected on a seat from the quota of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) in 2016, which gave up the declare over the identical as a goodwill gesture in the direction of the RJD headed by Lalu Prasad, his then alliance accomplice who had employed the famend lawyer’s providers in fodder rip-off circumstances.
The seat’s tenure was to finish in 2022. With the JD(U) again within the NDA camp and having fun with an absolute majority together with the BJP and Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP within the State meeting, the Grand Alliance headed by the RJD avoided throwing its hat within the ring.