With handsome win in RS polls, BJP set to get working majority

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.

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RS polls: With 9 out of 10, how BJP exacted revenge on the BSP-SP

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.

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In BSP’s RS loss, SP lawmakers missed out on a 5 star dinner and bhajan programme

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.

Next time we will take 3, Amit Shah said after RS polls

amit_shahThe 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.

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BJP to set challenge Ahmed Patel’s RS win in court

Ahmed Patel1The 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.

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How the ECI came to the rescue of Ahmed Patel

ahmedpatelThe 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.

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RS polls in Karnataka: Congress likely to win 3, BJP-1 and JD(S) none

Pic: ibnlive.in.com
Pic: ibnlive.in.com

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.

The Congress has nominated Oscar Fernandes, Jayram Ramesh and K C Ramamurthy. The elections are underway with the Election Commission of India refusing to postpone the polls following a sting operation that alleged money was being paid.

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Resort politics- Why did Karnataka MLAs leave together but return individually?

sidduBengaluru, June 9: They went on a flight together to Mumbai, but returned individually. Clearly wanting to hide their embarrassment following criticism by the media, the MLAs who were taken to Mumbai ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections, they returned to Bengaluru one by one in separate flights.
Several independent MLAs were taken to Mumbai by the Congress to avoid poaching by the BJP. There was widespread criticism in the media and hence each one of them decided to return a day in advance and put up a show that there was no resort politics involved.

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Resort politics- Karnataka Congress certain of win in RS polls, but not ready to take chances

siddaThe Congress has made a strong pitch in Karnataka to the Election Commission of India not to postpone the elections in the wake of television channels conducting a sting operation.
As parties in Karnataka wait for a final decision from the Election Commission of India, it appears that the results of the Rajya Sabha elections in the state are becoming extremely clear.

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Karnataka MLAs back in the resort ahead of the RS polls

No election in Karnataka is conducted without drama. Now ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections, the politics of resorts has returned. The all important 10 independent candidates have been whisked away to the J W Marriott Hotel in Mumbai and asked to stay there until the 9th of the month. The RS polls in Karnataka will be held on June 10.
The task of safeguarding these MLAs has been assigned to Yeshwanthpur MLA, S Somashekhar. The Congress needs 12 votes if it has ensure the election of its third candidate, K C Ramamurthy. However it is still not clear how many MLAs have been taken away to Mumbai, but sources say that a majority of them are there.

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