Bengaluru: Dr K Narayan of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was declared elected unanimously to the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka Legislative Assembly.
Vidhana Soudha, the State Secretariat, Secretary Vishalakshi, declared Dr Narayan, a businessman with the BJP and RSS background, as elected unanimously since there were no other candidates in the fray and today was the last date for withdrawal of the nomination.
Narayan is also Editor of "Tuluvere Kedige" Tulu magazine.
The seat fell vacant following the death of Ashok Gasti recently.Opposition Congress and JDS did not contest as they don't have sufficient numbers of members to defeat the ruling party candidate.(UNI)