All four BJP candidates win in Rajasthan RS polls

Updated on : Jun 11,2016   7:02 pm

Jaipur, June 11 (IANS) All the four BJP candidates, including Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and senior BJP leader Om Prakash Mathur, won the elections for the four Rajya Sabha seats from Rajasthan on Saturday.

Om Prakash Mathur, popularly known as Om Mathur, who is considered close to the central leadership is also national vice president of the BJP. Harshvardhan Singh and Ramkumar Verma were the new faces fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Kamal Morarka, former Union Minister and an industrialist who contested the poll as an independent candidate and was supported by some of the opposition parties including the Congress, was defeated.

The elections were held on Saturday morning and counting was taken up after 5 p.m.