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Suresh Prabhu, Satyanarayana Chowdary elected to RS from AP

PTI
Published Jun 3, 2016, 4:08 pm IST
Updated Jun 3, 2016, 6:34 pm IST
Prabhu is a BJP nominee supported by the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
 Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y Satyanarayana Chowdary.
  Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y Satyanarayana Chowdary.

Vijayawada: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y Satyanarayana Chowdary have been elected unanimously to Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh.

Two other candidates T G Venkatesh and V Vijaysai Reddy have also been elected unopposed in the biennial election to the Council of States.

 

Election Returning Officer and AP Legislature Secretary (in charge) K Satyanarayana Rao formally declared the four nominees elected unopposed as the process for withdrawal ended at 3 pm on Friday.

V Sunanda Reddy, who filed nomination as a dummy candidate on behalf of the YSR Congress, withdrew her papers on Thursday, paving the way for the unanimous election of the four main candidates.

Prabhu is a BJP nominee supported by the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP). Chowdary and Venkatesh are TDP candidates, while Vijaysai is the lone opposition YSRC nominee.

 

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