Shillong, Jan 31 (IANS) Wansuk Syiem of the Congress was Friday re-elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Meghalaya, an official said.
“Syiem was elected unopposed as Rajya Sabha member from Meghalaya as she was the lone candidate to file her nomination,” state assembly secretary H. Mylliemngap, who was also the returning officer for the Rajya Sabha election, told IANS.
Syiem has become the first woman from this matrilineal state to be elected for the second straight term.
The opposition Meghalaya People’s Front, including the United Democratic Party, National People’s Party and two Independents, did not field any candidate against Syiem, saying they believe in women’s empowerment.
Syiem’s present term will expire April 12.