Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Election in Manipur was interesting as polling took place in the backdrop of the resignations of three ruling BJP MLAs and six others withdrawing support from the Biren Singh government. The Congress’s other candidate, Dalit leader Phool Singh Barriya, lost the election. With 42 members elected unopposed earlier, the Bharatiya Janata Party won eight, Congress and the YSR Congress won four each and others won three of the 19 seats that went to polls on Friday. The increase in the NDA’s tally in the Rajya Sabha is crucial as its impact will be visible in the upcoming Monsoon session of Parliament.
Former Union minister Bharatsinh Solanki, a second candidate fielded by the Congress, lost. The BJP had already bagged three of the five uncontested seats of which the results were declared earlier.
However, the ECI rejected the demand, upholding the report given by the election observer. Polling in Karnataka and Arunachal didn’t take place it was an unanimous affair. In Rajasthan, the ruling Congress won two out of the three seats.
Andhra Pradesh was a clean sweep for Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YRS Congress. It prompted a host of defections from the Opposition, including Rajya Sabha members of the Congress, TDP and the Samajwadi Party, to the BJP, and many non-NDA regional parties chose to back the government in Parliament on crucial issues. Currently, there are 242 members in the Rajya Sabha bringing the half-way mark to 121.
The Congress has 41 while others have 27. The Election Commission had announced biennial polls to 61 seats, including 55 in March, but the process was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The BJP has relied on its strength in the assemblies coupled with defection from other parties, especially the Congress, to boost its strength in the Rajya Sabha, where its numerical disadvantage often hindered the Modi government's legislative agenda in its first term from 2014 to 2019.
The BJP won a couple of more seats than it could have on the strength of its numbers because of defection from several Congress legislators in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. With this, the number of Congress’s Rajya Sabha MPs from Rajasthan has increased to 3, out of total 10, and rest 7 seats are held by the BJP. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates. 2020 Rajya Sabha Elections Results: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) headed towards a majority in the Rajya Sabha as the ruling alliance won 10 out of the 19 seats that went to polls on Friday. This will be Shibu Soren’s third term as a Rajya Sabha member and Prakash’s maiden term in the Upper House. The legislative agenda of the Modi government in its first term was often hampered in Parliament due to the Opposition's numerical superiority in the Upper House, and the Congress had more numbers than the BJP in the first few years of the Modi government.
With nine of the 11 newly-elected Rajya Sabha members belonging to BJP, the party's total strength in the Upper House now stands at 92 members. The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) won the lone Rajya Sabha seat in the state.
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and former Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambi Durai have also been elected to the Rajya Sabha. Its alliance partners won one seat each in Meghalaya ana Mizoram. Both have been members of Lok Sabha, but lost from their constituencies in the 2019 general elections. The government managed big support in Parliament to its resolution to nullify Article 370 and key bills like the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh. The BJP has one MLA in Mizoram and supports the Mizo National Front government, but he didn’t vote on Friday.
Track Latest News Live on NDTV.com. Congress candidate Shahzada Anwar finished third by bagging 18 votes.
This puts the total number of NDA MPs in the Rajya Sabha at 111. The BJP has already bagged two seats in Karnataka and one in Arunachal Pradesh. However, setbacks faced by the BJP in recent state selections (since 2018) has also meant that its goal of gaining a full majority on its own in the Rajya Sabha remains far from being achieved. This is 12 short of the half-way mark in the Rajya Sabha.
Sanajaoba’s win is a major boost to the ruling BJP-led coalition in the state which was on a sticky wicket after the rebellion of nine MLAs. His election was a mere formality as there was no contender, with the BJP having 57 out of the total 70 seats.
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) won one seat in Jharkhand and so did the BJP while the candidates of the ruling alliances won in Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram. Lone Trinamool Congress MLA T Robindro Singh, who also pulled out of the N Biren Singh-led dispensation, also did not cast his vote. Former Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijaya Singh and BJP candidates Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sumer Singh Solanki won from Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh – BJP 2, Congress 1
Three Congress defectors — Ksh Biren Singh, S Bira Singh, Surchandra Singh were not allowed to cast their votes as cases are pending against them. Bansal replaces Congress' Raj Babbar whose tenure in Rajya Sabha … Reaching the half-way mark in the Rajya Sabha would not be difficult as the NDA has a good tactical understanding with the BJD, the TRS and the YSRCP. The ECI had in February announced election for 55 seats spread across 17 states.
State wise Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha seats in Indian parliament IThe Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha together constitute the Indian parliment. Financial Express is now on Telegram. Its candidate Varla Ramaiah secured only 17 votes against its technical strength of 23 in the assembly.
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However, the BJP's impressive gains in the assembly elections, coupled with the Congress losing power in several states, resulted in slow but steady rise in the government's numbers in the Rajya Sabha.
Despite being in the grip of a political crisis, the ruling BJP pulled out a stunning win with its candidate and the state’s titular king L Sanajaoba defeating veteran T Mangi Babu of the Congress. The Congress sought cancellation of votes cast by BJP MLA Kesrisinh Solanki and minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama.
The saffron party’s second candidate Onkar Singh Lakhawat was defeated. Out of the 61 new members, 43 are first-timers, which include BJP's Jyotiraditya Scindia and Congress's Mallikarjun Kharge. The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was also passed in both the Houses of Parliament. Roy defeated Congress candidate Kennedy Cornelius Khyriem by a margin of 20 votes. Follow our special coverage of Coronavirus pandemic in India and get news updates from around the world. NEW DELHI: Of the total 61 vacant Rajya Sabha seats, elections were held on June 19 for 19 seats spread over 10 states. Officials predict 'severe' air quality on Diwali night, Industry bodies, experts to submit ideas on Budget 2021 via e-mail: FinMin, Help! The counting process was delayed due to objections raised by the Congress.
Candidates on the remaining 42 seats were elected unopposed. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Here's When 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' Reunion Will Happen.
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