Rajya Sabha Polls: BJP Rejoice, Setback for Opposition in Haryana, Maharashtra

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New Delhi: As the first round of Rajya Sabha polls for 16 seats in the upper house from four states concluded, the BJP won in three states. Meanwhile, Congress managed retained three seats in Rajasthan, but, suffered setback in Haryana. In Maharashtra, BJP clinched three seats out of six.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Out of 6 seats in Maharashtra, BJP won 3 seats. Shiv Sena, Congress, and NCP won one seat each. Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Pawar lost the election.
  • OBJP’s Piyush Goyal, Anil Bonde and Dhananjay Mahadik won 1 seat each. From MVA- Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut, Congress’ Imran Pratapgarhi and NCP’s Praful Patel won one seat each
  • Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole writes to the Election Commission of India demanding the vote cancellation of BJP MLA Sudhir Mungantiwar & independent MLA Ravi Rana for “violating the provisions of conduct of election rules.”
  • Union Minister Nirmala Sitaraman, Jaggesh, and Lehar Singh Siroya are winners from BJP in Karnataka.
  • BJP wins big in Karnataka as they secure 3 seats while Congress wins one seat.
  • CM Ashok Gehlot in a tweet calls it a victory of Democracy.
  • Congress bags 3 seats while BJP secures one seat in Rajasthan.
  • Notably, all 41 candidates from Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Telangana were elected unopposed on Friday after the biennial elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats were announced recently.
  • However, polling for the 16 seats spread across states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Haryana and Karnataka will be held today due to the number of candidates exceeding the seats.
  • Some prominent leaders in Friday’s polling included Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman, Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Randeep Surjewala and Mukul Wasnik. Notably, discontent had surfaced in the Congress party after the announcement of nominees for the Upper House.

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