Former PM Manmohan Singh elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

Manmohan Singh (File image)

Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was on Monday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan where the Congress has a slim majority in the state Assembly.

The senior Congress leader was elected unopposed to the Upper House as the BJP did not field any candidate against him.

The 86-year-old leader had earlier represented Assam in Rajya Sabha for 28 years from 1991 to 2019.

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He could not contest from Assam because Congress was not in a position to ensure his victory. In the recent biennial elections to two seats, the BJP had put up candidates and got them elected.

The Rajasthan seat had fallen vacant after the demise of the BJP state unit chief Madan Lal Saini on June 24.

(With ANI inputs)

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