Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha Elections 2019: SP Turncoats Sanjay Seth and Surendra Nagar Elected Unopposed to Upper House as BJP Candidates
Sanjay Seth and Surendra Nagar. (Photo Credits: ANI)

Lucknow, September 16: Former Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders Sanjay Seth and Surendra Nagar, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a month back, were elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha on Monday. Both the leaders had quit the Akhilesh Yadav led Samajwadi Party and joined the BJP a month ago. Seth and Nagar were nominated as the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) candidates for the by-election to Rajya Sabha. Yogi Adityanath Bats For NRC in Uttar Pradesh, Says 'Can be Implemented in Phases if Need Arises'.

Seth and Nagar resigned from the Samajwadi Party and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which led to the seats falling vacant in the upper house. This necessiated a by-election in the state. Assembly Elections 2019 Dates: Schedule For Maharashtra And Haryana Polls to be Announced Soon, Election Commission May Defer Jharkhand Polls.

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The by-election were scheduled to be held on September 23 and the counting was supposed to take place the same evening. However, now that the leaders have been elected unopposed, there is no need for an election. The leaders expressed happiness at getting elected unopposed and said that they would raise issues of public importance in the House.