Hussain and Sahni were handed over their certificates by Patna Divisional Commissioner Sanjay Agarwal, who had been designated as the returning officer for by-elections to the two seats.
District magistrate of Varanasi Kaushal Raj Sharma said Ajay Kumar Singh (50) was deployed as an observer in the ongoing elections to teachers' constituency and graduates' constituency.
The BJP only won one seat in the polls — bypolls to the Dhule-Nandurbar local body seat — the results for which were declared earlier.
In a setback to the opposition party, MVA candidates have so far won three out of five constituencies- three graduates' and two teachers'.
A total of 40 candidates are in the fray for elections that have a total of 2,34,718 voters. Counting of votes for the biennial elections will be held on November 2.
The JD(U), which repeated none of its six candidates, has ended up witnessing a net rise in its Vidhan Parishad tally despite having to give up half of these.
NCP workers who put their heart and soul for the expansion of the party are rattled after their leaders were neglected in the Legislative Council nominations.