Congress now has 4 Rajya Sabha MPs in Chhattisgarh; Rajeev Shukla, Ranjeet Ranjan elected unopposed


The Congress party has gained two more Rajya Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh. Today was the last day for people to withdraw their nominations for the Rajya Sabha elections, in which Rajeev Shukla and Ranjeet Ranjan were elected unopposed from two seats in Chhattisgarh. 

Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha Secretary Dinesh Sharma presented both the certificates. Ranjeet Ranjan, a member of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, arrived to collect her election certificate. On the other hand, Rajeev Shukla’s brother, Sudhir Shukla, took his certificate at the same time.

Rajeev Shukla and Ranjeet Ranjan have been appointed to the Rajya Sabha from Chhattisgarh as the terms of two MPs, Ramvichar Netam and Chhaya Verma, expires on June 29. Both have accused the BJP of insulting local officials. Rajeev Shukla and Ranjeet Ranjan have taken their place.

On May 29, the Congress Party announced its ten Rajya Sabha candidates. Rajeev Shukla and Ranjeet Ranjan were chosen as Chhattisgarh candidates. 

The elections for 57 Rajya Sabha seats will be held on June 10. While the deadline for nominations was May 31, the deadline for withdrawals was today.


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