Bangla Hunt Desk: The results of the Rajya Sabha have been announced. In Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party won eight seats and the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party won one seat each. Although both teams have won unopposed. On behalf of the BJP, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, BJP Secretary General of State Arun Singh, former DGP Brij Lal, Neeraj Shekhar, Haridwar Dubey, Geeta Shakhya, BL Burma and Seema Dwivedi have won Rajya Sabha seats. On the other hand, Samajwadi Party state secretary general Ram Gopal Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Ramji Gautam have won unopposed.
#Correction: Ten candidates- eight from Bharatiya Janata Party and one * each from Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. pic.twitter.com/IBHQCr4eDb
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The Samajwadi Party had fielded its senior leader Prof Ramgopal Yadav, keeping in mind the number ball, and one non-partisan candidate, Prakash Bajaj. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency of Varanasi resident Prakash Bajaj's candidature was rejected.
The term of 10 Rajya Sabha MPs ended on November 25. Out of those 10 seats, Bharatiya Janata Party had three, Samajwadi Party four, Bahujan Samaj Party two and Congress one. However, nine BJP candidates were in a position to win in the Rajya Sabha elections. But only eight BJP candidates stood and gave up one seat. The BJP's decision came as a shock to everyone. But the BJP's decision was termed by the Congress and the Samajwadi Party as collusion with the Bahujan Samaj Party.