Among eighteen candidates, liquor baron Vijay Mallya's name stands alone since he is the only independent candidate.
Mallya won from Karnataka with 27 votes with support of the Janata Dal-Secular and the BJP.
Text: Sify News Desk
Image: Industrialist Vijay Mallya celebrates his win in the Rajya Sabha elections with supporters in Bangalore on Thursday, June 17, 2010. (Photograph copyright PTI)