Chennai: Six candidates, including Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko and Pattali Makkal Katchi's (PMK) Anbumani Ramadoss, were on Thursday (July 11) unopposed in Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu.

Returning officer and secretary, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat, K Srinivasan, announced that Vaiko, DMK's M Shanmugam and P Wilson, AIADMK's N Chandrasekaran and A Mohammedjan, and Anbumani Ramadoss (of the PMK) were elected unopposed.

For the six vacancies from Tamil Nadu, there were seven valid nominations. One of them, DMK's backup candidate, NR Elango had withdrawn, which left six nominees in the fray for as many vacancies.

As per the provisions of the Representation of People's Act and other relevant rules, they were elected unopposed, he said. Srinivasan handed over the certificate of election to them.

Ramadoss and AIADMK's two poll winners called on Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami at his chamber in the Secretariat, who greeted them on their successful election.

Similarly, Vaiko and nominees from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) called on party chief MK Stalin.

The AIADMK and the DMK allotted one Rajya Sabha seat each to allies PMK and MDMK respectively as part of an electoral pact ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.