New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who has been elected to Rajya Sabha for the fifth consecutive term today, thanked the people for giving him an opportunity to serve them again, and pledged to continue to work for the state's development and prosperity.
"It is a great honour for me that the people of Assam, through their elected representatives in the State's Legislative Assembly, have given me an opportunity to serve them again. I have been representing Assam in the Rajya Sabha ever since 1991 and in this period it has been my constant endeavour to work for the State's development and prosperity to the best of my ability. I solemnly pledge today that I will continue these efforts in the future too," said Dr. Singh in his massage on his re-election to Parliament.
"I once again thank the people of Assam and the Members of the State's Legislative Assembly for their trust, love and affection. I also thank Congress President Shrimati Sonia Gandhi and the numerous Congressmen who have made it possible for me to represent Assam in the Rajya Sabha once more," he added.
Congress Party today won both the seats to the Upper House from Assam.
Dr. Singh, who was the only contestant for the first preference vote seat as the other parties did not put up any candidate against him, got 49 first preference votes. The second Congress candidate bagged 45 votes in the 126-member state assembly.
The Congress now has five members out of seven in Assam to the Rajya Sabha. (ANI)