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Six BSP MLAs rebel against party over Ramji Gautam's Rajya Sabha nomination; party claims horse-trading
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Six BSP MLAs rebel against party over Ramji Gautam's Rajya Sabha nomination; party claims horse-trading

Four of the six rebel MLAs alleged in an affidavit that their signatures on Gautam's nomination for the Rajya Sabha polls had been forged

Centre exploring possibility of single voter list for LS, Assembly, local body polls to avoid discrepancies
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Centre exploring possibility of single voter list for LS, Assembly, local body polls to avoid discrepancies

An official said this development is not linked to simultaneous polls, as the latter refers to holding Lok Sabha and Assembly polls together in the Indian context

'Will we wake up after horses have bolted?'; Congress 'worried' over deepening rift between Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan
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'Will we wake up after horses have bolted?'; Congress 'worried' over deepening rift between Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan

Pilot, who had played a major role in reviving the party in Rajasthan, was sidelined after Gehlot was given a third chance to become the chief minister ahead of the 2018 state polls

RS polls: BJP wins 3 seats in Gujarat, YSRC sweeps Andhra; Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia among 19 elected to Upper House
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RS polls: BJP wins 3 seats in Gujarat, YSRC sweeps Andhra; Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia among 19 elected to Upper House

The outcome of the polls to 19 Rajya Sabha seats on Friday was as expected, with seasoned campaigners like Digvijaya Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Shibu Soren bagging a seat in the Upper House. Meanwhile, the ruling YSR Congress won all the four seats in Andhra Pradesh.

Rajya Sabha polls: 43 first-timers elected to Upper House accounting for 72% of vacancies, shows official data
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Rajya Sabha polls: 43 first-timers elected to Upper House accounting for 72% of vacancies, shows official data

With only 12 retiring members being re-elected in the Rajya Sabha and seven more members with past experience of the Upper House returning for another term, the collective experience of the Members of Rajya Sabha will drop to only 63 terms, a senior official in the research division of RS secretariat said.

Rajya Sabha polls: BJP trying to topple Rajasthan govt, says CM Ashok Gehlot; complaint filed in state's SOG
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Rajya Sabha polls: BJP trying to topple Rajasthan govt, says CM Ashok Gehlot; complaint filed in state's SOG

Accusing the BJP again of trying to topple his government, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday said a complaint has been filed with state's Special Operation Group for investigation into the matter

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.

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.

Rajya Sabha polls: Congress fields Mallikarjun Kharge from Karnataka; ex-Union minister lost 2019 election from Gulbarga
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Rajya Sabha polls: Congress fields Mallikarjun Kharge from Karnataka; ex-Union minister lost 2019 election from Gulbarga

Mallikarjun Kharge, a former leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha, had lost the 2019 general election from his Gulbarga parliamentary seat.

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

After Madhya Pradesh, four Congress MLAs in Gujarat quit ahead of RS polls in 26 March; party shifts flock to Jaipur fearing poaching
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After Madhya Pradesh, four Congress MLAs in Gujarat quit ahead of RS polls in 26 March; party shifts flock to Jaipur fearing poaching

While the Congress said not a single "honest" MLA has resigned, Gujarat BJP president Jitu Vaghani said if the four legislators have indeed quit, the saffron party will win three seats in the Rajya Sabha elections.

Rajya Sabha polls: Sharad Pawar, Ramdas Atahawale and five other candidates from Maharashtra likely to be elected unopposed
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Rajya Sabha polls: Sharad Pawar, Ramdas Atahawale and five other candidates from Maharashtra likely to be elected unopposed

With no party fielding extra candidate for the Rajya Sabha election from Maharashtra, it became clear on Friday evening that three nominees of the BJP, two of the NCP and one each of the Shiv Sena and Congress would get elected unopposed

Amid infighting in state Congress, Madhya Pradesh leaders demand Priyanka Gandhi be nominated for 26 March Rajya Sabha polls
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Amid infighting in state Congress, Madhya Pradesh leaders demand Priyanka Gandhi be nominated for 26 March Rajya Sabha polls

Former Union minister Arun Yadav also demanded that Priyanka Gandhi, who is the Congress general secretary, be nominated for the Upper House of Parliament from Madhya Pradesh

Rajya Sabha Election: Naveen Patnaik announces BJD candidates for four seats from Odisha; ex-JD(U) leader Munna Khan among those named
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Rajya Sabha Election: Naveen Patnaik announces BJD candidates for four seats from Odisha; ex-JD(U) leader Munna Khan among those named

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced the names of the BJD candidates for the elections to four Rajya Sabha seats that are set to fall vacant next month

CPM-Congress ties face litmus test in Rajya Sabha polls as alliance partners must decide on joint candidate for fifth seat from West Bengal
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CPM-Congress ties face litmus test in Rajya Sabha polls as alliance partners must decide on joint candidate for fifth seat from West Bengal

Congress and alliance partner CPI(M) face litmust test of their ties in the 26 March Rajya Sabha election as a joint candidate of either the CPM-Congress or the TMC-Congress will have to win the fifth seat from West Bengal

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar files nomination for Rajya Sabha seat from Gujarat vacated by Amit Shah
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar files nomination for Rajya Sabha seat from Gujarat vacated by Amit Shah

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha poll from Gujarat. Jaishankar and Jugalji Thakor filed their nimination papers for the two Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat. The Congress has fielded Gaurav Pandya and Chandrika Chudasama for the two Rajya Sabha seats.

RS loss won't affect BSP-SP understanding, alliance will stop BJP from coming to power in 2019, says Mayawati
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RS loss won't affect BSP-SP understanding, alliance will stop BJP from coming to power in 2019, says Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday said that the Rajya Sabha election defeat will have no impact on her party's association with the Samajwadi Party.

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.