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Union minister Alphons elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Union Minister of State for Tourism and leader Alphons Kannanthanamwas elected unopposed to the from in a bypoll today.

The seat fell vacant after M Venkaiah Naidus as the country's vice president on August 5.

Secretary of the legislative assembly Prithvi Raj said Kannanthanamwas elected unopposed as no other nomination was filed for the seat.

State parliamentary secretary Rajendra Rathore, social justice and empowerment minister Arun Chaturvedi, the BJPs state president Ashok Parnami and others were present during the occasion.

Alphons, a 1979 batch IAS officer, began his political journey by becoming an independent backed by the CPI(M) in in 2006 but joined the in 2011.

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 17:42 IST