Shimla, March 18 (IANS) BJP candidate Indu Goswami was elected unopposed on Wednesday for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Himachal Pradesh.

The ruling BJP in the state has 44 members in the 68-member Assembly.

The opposition Congress has 21 members, Independents two and CPI-M one member.

The seat will fall vacant at the end of term of Congress member Viplove Thakur on April 2.

Goswami (53) is a former president of the Himachal Pradesh Mahila Morcha. She unsuccessfully contested the Assembly elections in 2017 from Palampur in Kangra district.

–IANS

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