Rajya Sabha election: Massive victory for BJP as party wins nine seats from UP; TMC bags four from West Bengal [Photos]

West Bengal MLAs lined up for voting for the Rajya Sabha elections. Polling to fill 26 vacancies in the Rajya Sabha was held in seven states on Friday

FP Staff March 23, 2018 22:28:35 IST
West Bengal MLAs lined up for voting for the Rajya Sabha elections as polling to fill 26 vacancies in the Rajya Sabha was held in seven states on Friday — Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala. PTI
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West Bengal MLAs lined up for voting for the Rajya Sabha elections as polling to fill 26 vacancies in the Rajya Sabha was held in seven states on Friday — Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala. PTI
Legislators from Uttar Pradesh flashed victory signs after voting in Uttar Pradesh. While the ruling BJP won nine of the 10 Rajya Sabha seats, the Samajwadi Party's Jaya Bachchan won the ninth seats. PTI
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Legislators from Uttar Pradesh flashed victory signs after voting in Uttar Pradesh. While the ruling BJP won nine of the 10 Rajya Sabha seats, the Samajwadi Party's Jaya Bachchan won the ninth seats. PTI
With one BSP MLA believed to have cross-voted and two others in jail being denied permission to vote in the Rajya Sabha polls, the Opposition failed to ensure victory for their second candidate in Uttar Pradesh. PTI
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With one BSP MLA believed to have cross-voted and two others in jail being denied permission to vote in the Rajya Sabha polls, the Opposition failed to ensure victory for their second candidate in Uttar Pradesh. PTI
Uttar Pradesh Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma and Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh flash victory signs after voting. The Opposition parties later moved the poll panel against two MLAs who are believed to have cross-voted. The Samajwadi Party also lodged a similar complaint with regard to MLA Nitin Agarwal, who had switched sides after his father quit the party and joined the BJP recently. PTI
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Uttar Pradesh Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma and Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh flash victory signs after voting. The Opposition parties later moved the poll panel against two MLAs who are believed to have cross-voted. The Samajwadi Party also lodged a similar complaint with regard to MLA Nitin Agarwal, who had switched sides after his father quit the party and joined the BJP recently. PTI
In West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress bagged four seats and the Congress got one in the Rajya Sabha polls from West Bengal. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, supported by the Trinamool, also won, while the CPM's Rabin Deb, backed by the Left, lost. PTI
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In West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress bagged four seats and the Congress got one in the Rajya Sabha polls from West Bengal. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, supported by the Trinamool, also won, while the CPM's Rabin Deb, backed by the Left, lost. PTI
In Telangana, the ruling TRS bagged all three Rajya Sabha seats. B Prakash, J Santosh Kumar and AB Lingaiah Yadav were elected to the Upper House. Congress candidate and former union minister P Balram Naik was defeated. PTI
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In Telangana, the ruling TRS bagged all three Rajya Sabha seats. B Prakash, J Santosh Kumar and AB Lingaiah Yadav were elected to the Upper House. Congress candidate and former union minister P Balram Naik was defeated. PTI