Chandigarh, Mar 19 (UNI) Congress nominees Ram Prakash and Ishwar Singh were today elected unopposed as Rajya Sabha members from Haryana.
Vidhan Sabha Secretary Sumit Kumar declared Dr Ram Prakash and Mr Ishwar Singh elected unopposed after the deadline for the withdrawal of nominations for the Rajya Sabha byelections expired at 1500 hrs today.
Dr Ram Prakash has been elected to the Rajya Sabha for the second time. He was first elected to the House of Elders about a year ago on a seat which got vacated due to death of Rajya Sabha member (INLD) Sumitra Mahajan.
Before his first nomination to the Rajya Sabha, he served as the working president of the Haryana Congress.
He was elected to the Haryana Vidhan Sabha in 1991 on Congress ticket and was a state minister in the Bhajan Lal governmenet.
Later, he joined the Congress (Tiwari) and became its Haryana president.
Before entering politics, he had also served as Pro Vice Chancellor of the Kurukshetra University and had taught at the Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Mr Ishwar Singh was elected to the state assembly in 1977 on the Janata Party ticket. He had later joined Congress along with Mr Bhajan Lal in 1980. He also served as the Haryana Housing Board chairman.
With the two nominees getting elected unopposed, the elections to the two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana, scheduled for March 26, would not be required to be held now.
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