Former high Minister HD Deve Gowda, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and Bharatiya Janata birthday celebration candidates were on Friday elected unopposed to 4 Rajya Sabha seats in Karnataka, PTI pronounced. The ruling BJP selected new MPs – Eranna Kadadi and Ashok Gasti – for the Rajya Sabha seats.
Karnataka Legislative assembly Secretary MK Vishalakshi, who is additionally the returning officer for the Rajya Sabha elections, declared the effects. “HD Deve Gowda, Kharge, Gasti, and Kadadi had been duly elected to fill the seats inside the upper house in place of Kupendra Reddy of Janata Dal (Secular), BK Hariprasad and Rajeev Gowda of the Congress, and Prabhakar Kore of the BJP, who’re retiring on June 25 on the expiration in their period of office,” he became quoted as announcing via IANS.
This can be the first Rajya Sabha period for Kharge and the second for HD Deve Gowda. in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, each of the leaders has been defeated by their parliamentary constituencies.
Kharge thanked his celebration and the human beings after his election. “I’m very thankful to Madam Sonia Gandhi Ji and Rahul Gandhi Ji who’ve given me this possibility to serve in Rajya Sabha on behalf of the Congress birthday party,” he instructed NDTV.
“I additionally pay my gratitude to the human beings of Karnataka who’ve given me the threat to serve a long term in parliament and meeting. I hope to stay up to their expectations. I can spotlight the issues of Karnataka and the country as an entire in parliament.”