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.
Out of the 229 sitting Rajya Sabha MPs analysed, 201 (88%) are crorepatis. The report was prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms.
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.
New Delhi: Out of the 63 candidates contesting the Rajya Sabha elections, 16 have declared criminal cases against them.
The 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.
Venkaiah 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.
The 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.
The Gujarat MLAs who were holed up at a Bengaluru resort to avoid poaching ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections have arrived in Ahmedabad.
The 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.
The 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.