Manipur's Titular King Leishemba Sanajaoba Gets Lone Rajya Sabha Seat

In Manipur the contest was intensified between the BJP and Congress.

Manipur's Titular King Leishemba Sanajaoba Gets Lone Rajya Sabha Seat
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The voting for 24 Rajya Sabha seats across 10 states was held on Friday, with BJP and Congress having intensified battle in Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. 5 candidates, 4 from Karnataka and 1 from Arunachal Pradesh were elected unopposed.

In Manipur where the contest was intensified between the BJP and Congress, the BJP’s Maharaja Leishemba Sanajaoba, the Titular King of Manipur won the Lone Rajya Sabha seat by a comfortable margin and was sent to the Upper House of the Parliament as a representative of Manipur. Other candidates in fray were Congress’ Tongbram Mangibabu Singh and Naga People’s Front’s (NPF) Honreikhui Kashung. RK Leshemba Sanajaoba got 28 votes, while Congress’ Tongbram Mangibabu Singh got 24 votes.