NEW DELHI: Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons on Thursday was elected unopposed as Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan after the Congress did not put up a candidate.
The seat had fallen vacant after former MP M. Venkaiah Naidu was elected as the Vice President.
His nomination was opposed by Rajasthan BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari.
Alphons is a 1979 batch IAS officer from Kerala cadre.
He is currently serving as the Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Culture, and Tourism.
He also served as Commissioner of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).