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Rajya Sabha Election: As Rajya Sabha Votes, Tight Contest In 4 States: 10 Points

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Rajya Sabha polls: The most seats, 11, are situated in Uttar Pradesh.

New Delhi:
Lawmakers are voting on 16 seats to the Rajya Sabha in a intently watched contest in 4 states. Forty-one seats have been stuffed by candidates elected unopposed. The Rajya Sabha Election is essential in view of the Presidential elections subsequent month.

Here are the highest 10 updates on this huge story:

  1. The hardest fights are going down in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Haryana the place MLAs had been corralled to resorts to forestall poaching.

  2. However, in Karnataka, not less than one Janata Dal (Secular) MLA Ok Srinivasa Gowda stated he voted for the Congress “because he loved it”. Additionally, there was uncertainty about yet another vote. JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy alleged “horse-trading” and stated, “30 out of 32 stood by us.”

  3. In Rajasthan, too, the ruling Congress was stated to have acquired two votes from the BJP. Denting the BJP’s prospects additional, an objection was raised to on a 3rd MLA’s vote.

  4. In Maharashtra, the ruling coalition of the Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party suffered a setback with arrested minister Nawab Malik not allowed to vote by the Bombay High Court.

  5. The opposition Congress was additionally enjoying defence in Haryana the place certainly one of its MLA’s vote was reportedly declared invalid whereas unbiased MLAs voted for the ruling BJP.

  6. The polls have been held to fill 57 vacant seats throughout 15 states. Of these, the BJP held 23 seats and eight have been held by Congress. The relaxation have been divided between the opposite events.

  7. The most seats, 11, are situated in Uttar Pradesh. It is adopted by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu with six seats every.

  8. Five seats from Bihar, 4 every from Karnataka, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, three every from Madhya Pradesh and Odisha have been additionally vacant.

  9. Besides, two seats every from Punjab, Jharkhand, Haryana, Chhattisgarh and Telangana and one seat from Uttarakhand are additionally vacant.

  10. Prominent amongst these contesting are Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal, Congress’s Randeep Surjewala, Jairam Ramesh and Mukul Wasnik, and Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut.

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