Can BJP elect its candidate at Rajya Sabha deputy chairman: Here are the numbers

New Delhi, July 17: The elections to the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha would be an interesting one. The BJP would like to elect its own candidate and occupy five constitutional posts that include the President of India, Prime Minister, vice-president and Lok Sabha speaker.

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The average asset of a Rajya Sabha MP is worth Rs 55.62 crore: Report

Out of the 229 sitting Rajya Sabha MPs analysed, 201 (88%) are crorepatis. The report was prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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BJP number in Rajya Sabha: NDA consolidates tally

For the BJP, the Rajya Sabha had always been problematic as it lacked in numbers. However, with the Rajya Sabha Elections conducted on Friday, the BJP has consolidated its position in the Upper House of Parliament.

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With Rs 4078 cr assets, JD(U) nominee richest in Rajya Sabha elections 2018

New Delhi: Out of the 63 candidates contesting the Rajya Sabha elections, 16 have declared criminal cases against them.

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What is the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017?

bankingThe Rajya Sabha passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017. The Bill is important as it gives the Reserve Bank of India directions to banks to act against loan defaulters.

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If you cooperate, I can operate, Naidu says in Rajya Sabha

venkiahnaiduVenkaiah Naidu, the Vice-President of India is known for his one liners. He did not disappoint when he made his debut as the chairman of the Rajya Sabha on Friday. “If you cooperate, I will operate better,” is what Naidu said.

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Why did the NCP skip the joint opposition meet

prafulpatelThe NCP skipped the joint opposition meeting on Friday. The decision by the NCP to stay away from the meeting came as a jolt to the opposition which had something to smile about following the Rajya Sabha win by Ahmed Patel.

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Back in Gujarat, MLAs check into another resort

gujmlas2The Gujarat MLAs who were holed up at a Bengaluru resort to avoid poaching ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections have arrived in Ahmedabad.

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Gujarat MLAs leave Bengaluru resort after a week’s stay

gujmla2The Gujarat MLAs have left the Eagleton resort where they were holed up for over a week. The MLAs were brought in to the resort located 40 kilometres away from Bengaluru ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat in which Congress candidate Ahmed Patel is contesting. The elections will be held on August 8.

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BJP makes history, overtakes Congress to become largest party in Rajya Sabha

rajyasabhaThe BJP with 58 members has now overtaken the Congress as the largest political party in the Rajya Sabha. The Congress has 57 members in the upper house of Parliament.

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