Following the results of the Rajya Sabha elections held on Friday, the BJP has inched closer towards a working majority in the Upper House. The party improved its tally from 58 to 68.
Cross-voting and a dramatic two-hour delay were what one witnessed in the Uttar Pradesh assembly that voted in the Rajya Sabha elections on Friday. The final result was BJP, nine, SP, one and BSP, none.
The Samajwadi Party managed to send its lone candidate to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. However, it was not all smiles for the party as it failed to elect the BSP candidate who was counting heavily on the surplus votes of the SP.
The next time we will take all three, said Amit Shah during a late meeting following the Rajya Sabha elections. In Tuesday’s elections, Amit Shah and Smriti Irani of the BJP were elected, while Ahmed Patel of the Congress scraped through after a lot of drama.
The BJP is set to challenge the victory of Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat that were held on Tuesday. Patel of the Congress won after the ECI invalidated two votes.
The disqualification of two votes helped Ahmed Patel of the Congress sail through into the Rajya Sabha for the fifth time. It was the Election Commission of India which declared the two votes as invalid as a result of which Patel was elected to the upper house of Parliament from Gujarat.
New Delhi, June 11: As the polls to the Rajya Sabha in Karnataka get underway, the Congress appears to be confident that its three candidates would win.