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'Party who played horse-trading game for 55 yrs blaming us': Rajasthan BJP dares Congress to prove poaching allegation ahead of RS polls
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'Party who played horse-trading game for 55 yrs blaming us': Rajasthan BJP dares Congress to prove poaching allegation ahead of RS polls

A day after the ruling Congress in Rajasthan alleged that attempts were being made to poach its legislators ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls, the state BJP on Thursday challenged the party to prove the allegation.

Ashok Gehlot slams BJP-led Opposition for indulging in 'horse-trading' to destabilise Rajasthan govt ahead of RS polls
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Ashok Gehlot slams BJP-led Opposition for indulging in 'horse-trading' to destabilise Rajasthan govt ahead of RS polls

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot slammed the BJP-led opposition for 'indulging in horse-trading' and stated that 'everyone is united'.

BJP trying to destabilise Rajasthan government, alleges Congress, moves MLAs to resort in Jaipur
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BJP trying to destabilise Rajasthan government, alleges Congress, moves MLAs to resort in Jaipur

The Congress on Wednesday charged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with attempting to destabilise the Rajasthan government even as party MLAs were taken to a luxury resort in Jaipur for a meeting called by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot

Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda files nomination for 19 June Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka
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Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda files nomination for 19 June Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka

Speaking to reporters after filing his nomination, Gowda thanked the Congress' central leadership and leaders of several like-minded political parties who wanted him to contest and said he would continue to work for strengthening secular forces at the national level.

Deve Gowda to contest 19 June Rajya Sabha polls from Karnataka 'at Sonia Gandhi's request', says HD Kumaraswamy
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Deve Gowda to contest 19 June Rajya Sabha polls from Karnataka 'at Sonia Gandhi's request', says HD Kumaraswamy

Janata Dal (Secular) patriarch HD Deve Gowda has decided to contest the 19 June Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka, and will be filing his nominations on 9 June, his son and former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said

Ahead of Rajya Sabha polls, Karnataka govt faces internal dissent, but Congress wary of fishing in troubled waters
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Ahead of Rajya Sabha polls, Karnataka govt faces internal dissent, but Congress wary of fishing in troubled waters

The Karnataka government, which already has its hands full with the COVID-19 crisis, is now having to deal with the possibility of dissidence from some BJP MLAs.

Day after two Congress MLAs quit, yet another Grand Old Party legislator resigns ahead of Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat
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Day after two Congress MLAs quit, yet another Grand Old Party legislator resigns ahead of Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat

In a fresh jolt to the Congress ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat, its MLA Brijesh Merja on Friday resigned from the Assembly membership, becoming the third legislator of the opposition party to quit this week.

In major blow to Congress, two more party MLAs resign from Gujarat Assembly ahead of Rajya Sabha polls
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In major blow to Congress, two more party MLAs resign from Gujarat Assembly ahead of Rajya Sabha polls

In a major blow to the opposition Congress ahead of the 19 June Rajya Sabha polls for four seats from the state, two-party MLAs have resigned as members of the Legislative Assembly.

Elections to 24 Rajya Sabha seats to be held on 19 June, announces EC; polls for 18 seats were deferred due to coronavirus outbreak
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Elections to 24 Rajya Sabha seats to be held on 19 June, announces EC; polls for 18 seats were deferred due to coronavirus outbreak

Out of these 18 Rajya Sabha seats, four each are from Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, three each from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, two from Jharkhand, and one each from Manipur and Meghalaya.

Rajya Sabha Election: Congress shifts 22 Gujarat MLAs to Jaipur after five resign ahead of 26 March polls
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Rajya Sabha Election: Congress shifts 22 Gujarat MLAs to Jaipur after five resign ahead of 26 March polls

The Congress has been shifting its MLAs out of Gujarat after some of its legislators resigned from the state assembly

Four Gujarat Congress MLAs resign ahead of Rajya Sabha polls; party now has 69 legislators in 182-member Assembly
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Four Gujarat Congress MLAs resign ahead of Rajya Sabha polls; party now has 69 legislators in 182-member Assembly

Four Congress MLAs in Gujarat have tendered their resignation to Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi ahead of the election to the four Rajya Sabha seats

AIADMK names M Thambidurai, KP Munusamy as Rajya Sabha poll candidates, leaves one seat for ally Tamil Maanila Congress
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AIADMK names M Thambidurai, KP Munusamy as Rajya Sabha poll candidates, leaves one seat for ally Tamil Maanila Congress

The AIADMK named former Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and another senior leader KP Munusamy as its candidates for the biennial election to the Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu

Elections to 55 Rajya Saba seats to be held on 26 March, announces EC; 13 March set as last date for filing nominations
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Elections to 55 Rajya Saba seats to be held on 26 March, announces EC; 13 March set as last date for filing nominations

Fifty-one of these 55 Rajya Sabha seats from 17 states are falling vacant on different dates in April due to retirement of sitting members, while four other seats are already vacant due to resignation of members.

Rajya Sabha bypolls to fill six vacancies from Tamil Nadu to be held on 18 July; DMK may back Manmohan Singh's candidature, claim reports
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Rajya Sabha bypolls to fill six vacancies from Tamil Nadu to be held on 18 July; DMK may back Manmohan Singh's candidature, claim reports

Biennial elections to fill six vacancies in the Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu, will be held on 18 July, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday.

Supreme Court sets aside EC notification, says NOTA cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections
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Supreme Court sets aside EC notification, says NOTA cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections

The apex court had questioned the poll panel's notification and said that NOTA was meant to be exercised by individual voters in direct polls. The verdict came on a plea of Shailesh Manubhai Parmar, who was the Congress's chief whip in the Gujarat assembly during the last Rajya Sabha polls, in which the party had fielded sitting MP Ahmed Patel.

Lessons from RS polls: SP-BSP tie-up needs more mobility, Congress must shed ego; BJP can't be underestimated
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Lessons from RS polls: SP-BSP tie-up needs more mobility, Congress must shed ego; BJP can't be underestimated

In the event of a seat-sharing arrangement between BSP and SP in general elections, there is more likelihood of BSP's core votes getting transferred to her ally than SP's base votes coming to her kitty.

Rajya Sabha Election updates: Counting begins in Jharkhand, JVM-P suspends Prakash Ram for 'cross-voting'
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Rajya Sabha Election updates: Counting begins in Jharkhand, JVM-P suspends Prakash Ram for 'cross-voting'

BJP, which can get eight candidates elected in Rajya Sabha based on its strength in the Assembly, has raised the stakes by fielding a ninth candidate.

Allahabad HC bars BSP's Mukhtar Ansari from voting in Rajya Sabha polls
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Allahabad HC bars BSP's Mukhtar Ansari from voting in Rajya Sabha polls

This is set to be setback to the BSP, which is trying hard to get its candidate Bhim Rao Ambedkar elected to the Upper House of Parliament.

Rajya Sabha elections: Senior Congress leaders to camp in Lucknow to ensure all party MLAs vote for BSP candidate
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Rajya Sabha elections: Senior Congress leaders to camp in Lucknow to ensure all party MLAs vote for BSP candidate

On the eve of Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, at least four Congress leaders will remain present in the state capital Lucknow until the elections to ensure polling in favour of BSP

Rajya Sabha polls: 87% candidates are crorepatis; JD(U)'s Mahendra Prasad richest with assets of Rs 4,078 cr
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Rajya Sabha polls: 87% candidates are crorepatis; JD(U)'s Mahendra Prasad richest with assets of Rs 4,078 cr

87% percent of the candidates contesting the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections are crorepatis with JD(U)'s Mahendra Prasad has the highest assets worth Rs 4,078 crore, says ADR