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BJD's Pratap Deb elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Biju Janata Dal's (BJD) nominee Pratap Keshari Deb was on Thursday elected unopposed to the lone vacant seat from in the upper house.

An official announcement in this regard was made by the returning officer here on Thursday.

Deb had filed his nomination for the by-poll to the vacant seat from on May 15, the last date for filing nominations.

Deb's election to the was certain as the opposition did not field any candidate against the ruling BJD nominee.

The by-poll was necessitated following the resignation of Bishnu Charan Das on March 21 who was appointed deputy chairman of the State Planning Board. His term of office would have ended on July 1, 2022.

Deb, a former state minister, said he would raise the issues affecting the state in the upper house of Parliament.



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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 18:08 IST