Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated BJP chief Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani on getting elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat.

“Congratulations to BJP President @AmitShah & ministerial colleague @smritiirani on getting elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat,” Modi tweeted.

Shah, who completes his three years as the chief of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today, made his debut in parliament after winning the election while Irani has got another term in the upper house. 

Shah and Irani bagged 46 and 45 votes respectively in the counting that was delayed by over nine hours because of the Congress challenge in the Election Commission first and the BJP's objections before the returning officer past midnight.