Bengaluru:All the four candidates, including former prime minister H D Deve Gowda (JDS), and senior Congress leader Mallikarjna Kharge, on Friday were declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka.
Karnataka Assembly Secretary sources here said that all the four candidates, who were in
the fray for as many berths, were elected after the last date of withdrawal of candidature ended on Friday.
Apart from Mr Gowda and Mr Kharge, two BJP candidates, Ashok Gasti and Earanna Kadadi, also elected to the Upper House from the state.
Karnataka Legislative Assembly Secretary M K Vishalakshi, who is the returning officer for the election, on Wednesday had declared the candidature of all the four leaders as valid.(UNI)