Rajya Sabha polls: All 4 candidates from Gujarat elected unopposed

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Gandhinagar: Four candidates — two each of the Congress and the BJP — were on March 15 elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, days after the last moment entry of two nominees from these parties raised the prospect of a contest.
Union ministers Purshottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandavia (BJP) and Naran Rathwa and Amee Yajnik(Congress) were declared elected unopposed by the election authorities after BJP’s Kiritsinh Rana and Congress-backed Independent P K Valera backed off on the last day of withdrawal of nominations on March 15.
A total of four seats were up for grabs from the state.
The ruling BJP has 99 MLAs while the opposition Congress 77. The minimum number of votes required per candidate is 38.

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