Chennai : Ruling DMK candidate M Mohd Abdullah was today
declared elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
Since his was the only nomination was found in order during scrutiny
on Wednesday, Mr Abdullah was declared elected unopposed on the last
day of withdrawals.
He received the formal election certificate from the Election Officer
In all four candidates have filed their papers for the September 13
elections to fill up one of the three vacant seats.
The nomination of three independents–N Agni Sri Ramachandran, Dr
K Padmarajan and K Madhivanan–were not found in order and were
rejected on scrutiny.
Following this Mr Abdullah was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha
from the State Assembly, taking the strength of the DMK in the upper
house of Parliament to eight from the present seven members.
The Election Commission had on August 17 announced that by-election to
one of three vacant Rajya Sabha seats will be held on September 13 by
strictly following the COVID-19 guidelines and maintaining social distancing
The bypoll was held to fill the vacancy caused by the death of AIADMK member
A Mohammedjan on March 23, the ECI said.
By-elections to fill up two other vacancies, caused by the resignation of AIADMK
Members K P Munusamy and R Vaithilingam following their election to the State
Assembly, will be notified later.