Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 18:
BJD’s Rajya Sabha candidate Pratap Keshari Deb has been elected to the Upper House uncontested.
A formal announcement in this regard was made by Rajya Sabha Returning Officer today.
Deb had filed his nomination for the by-poll to the lone vacant Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha on May 15, the last date of filing nominations.
His election to Rajya Sabha was certain as opposition had not fielded any candidate.
The Upper House seat from Odisha had fallen vacant following resignation of Bishnu Charan Das on March 21 this year. His term of office would have ended on July 1, 2022.