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  1. Suresh Prabhu, Satyanarayana Chowdary elected to Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh

Suresh Prabhu, Satyanarayana Chowdary elected to Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh

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.

By: | Vijaywada | Updated: June 3, 2016 4:50 PM

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 today.

V Sunanda Reddy, who filed nomination as a dummy candidate on behalf of the YSR Congress, withdrew her papers yesterday, 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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