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Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 highlight: BJP supporters celebrate as party bags 8 out of 10 seats in UP

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 highlight: Results have been declared for 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh, four in Karnataka and one in Himachal Pradesh.
Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 highlight: BJP supporters celebrate as party bags 8 out of 10 Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh
Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 highlight: BJP supporters celebrate as party bags 8 out of 10 Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 highlight: The results for the Upper House election in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh were declared on Tuesday, hours after the voting was completed. Election for 15 Rajya Sabha seats across these three states took place on Tuesday. Out of the 56 Rajya Sabha seats contested today, 41 members have secured their positions in the upper house without facing opposition....Read More

State-wise results and winners

• Elections were held for the remaining seats in the Upper House of Parliament: 10 in Uttar Pradesh, four in Karnataka, and one in Himachal Pradesh.

• In Karnataka, the Congress won all three seats it contested in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, while the Bharatiya Janata Party bagged one seat. Congress candidates Ajay Maken, Dr Syed Naseer Hussain, and GC Chandrashekhar won with 47, 46, and 46 votes respectively, as reported by ANI. On the other hand, BJP candidate Narayana Bandage won the lone seat for the saffron party.

• Meanwhile, in Himachal Pradesh, BJP candidate Harsh Mahajan secured the Rajya Sabha seat in the Congress-ruled state. Chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu alleged that several MLAs were being “kidnapped” by the CRPF and Haryana Police, as five to six MLAs were seen reaching Panchkula.

• In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP won eight out of 10 Rajya Sabha seats for which the election was held on Tuesday while the other two were bagged by the Samajwadi Party. Earlier in the day, the SP filed objections with the Election Commission, delaying the counting process, which was supposed to begin at 5 pm.

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Feb 27, 2024 10:38 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: BJP's Naveen Jain on winning RS seat

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: BJP's winning candidate, Naveen Jain says, “This is the victory of PM Modi's welfare works. A message has been sent that you and your party will go ahead if you serve the people...We won 8 today and we will 80 in Lok Sabha.”

(ANI)

Feb 27, 2024 10:21 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE | ‘Historic win, thanks to MLAs who voted for us’: BJP leader Jairam Thakur in Himachal

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: “It is a historic win for BJP in Himachal Pradesh. I congratulate our candidate Harsh Mahajan for winning the seat. I extend my heartiest gratitude to our party’s central leadership for their guidance. I am also grateful to the opposition MLAs who voted for us after listening to their conscience. This is a moral defeat for the Himachal CM (Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu), and we seek his resignation from the post,” says former Himachal CM and BJP leader Jairam Thakur

Feb 27, 2024 9:57 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: BJP wins 8 out of 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: The Bharatiya Janata Party secured victory in eight of the ten Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh in Tuesday's election. Opposition candidates were seen engaging in cross-voting for the ruling party. Outside the UP Legislative Assembly in Lucknow, BJP supporters celebrated their party's triumph in the Upper House election.

Feb 27, 2024 9:39 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Kharge reacts to Himachal RS poll result

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Amid cross-voting in Himachal Pradesh's Rajya Sabha election, Congres national president Mallikarjun Kharge criticised the BJP for “undermining democracy” by destabilising elected governments. Kharge said they would contest the election outcome, highlighting the tie between the candidates and the decision made through a lottery.

"If the (Central) government breaks an elected government, what democracy is it. It has happened earlier in Karnataka, Manipur, Goa. When they do not get elected, they take measures, intimidate them and break the government. Is this democracy?" Kharge asked at a summit hosted by the TV9 Network

"Why they are doing this, I fail to understand. If they continue to do this, they will end democracy and demolish democracy and put the Constitution aside," the Congress president said, adding this cannot continue like this in the country.

Feb 27, 2024 9:28 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: BJP demands Sukhu's resignation after Cong loses Himachal seat

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: BJP demands resignation of Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, claiming that the Congress-led government has lost the majority in the House after the party lost the Rajya Sabha seat in the state.

“The situation is such that he should himself submit a resignation letter. We were 25 (MLAs) and now you see where we stand,” said BJP leader and former chief minister Jairam Thakur.

In Tuesday's election, BJP candidate Harsh Mahajan emerged victorious over Congress's Abhishek Manu Singhvi in Himachal Pradesh.

Feb 27, 2024 9:20 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: NCP leader Praful Patel resigns from RS

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: National Congress Party (Ajit Pawar faction) leader Praful Patel resigned from the Rajya Sabha seat on Tuesday, after being re-elected to the Upper House of Parliament earlier this month.

“Shri Praful Patel, an elected member of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) representing the state of Maharashtra resigned his seat in the Rajya Sabha and his resignation has been accepted by the Chairman, Rajya Sabha with effect from 27th February 2024,” the official release said.

Patel, who had four years left in his fifth term, was fielded in the Rajya Sabha elections as he was facing a disqualification petition filed by the NCP's Sharad Pawar-led faction

(PTI)

Feb 27, 2024 9:07 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Himachal CM Sukhu on Cong losing RS seat

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: “Some people vouched in the evening and again in the morning of their loyalty. But when the time came, they sold their integrity. These MLAs had been elected on the symbol of Congress. Nine instances of cross-voting took place, out of which three were Independent and six (from Congress) had come after defeating the BJP in their respective areas. This was not in the culture of Himachal earlier,” says Himachal chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu after Congress lost the Rajya Sabha seat in the state despite the majority in the state Assembly.

Feb 27, 2024 9:00 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 | ‘Look into yourself’: Cong after BJP's Himachal win

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: “I want to give my heartiest congratulations to Harsh Mahajan, he has won. I want to say one thing to his party, look into yourself. If we believe that people can change after just a dinner, then we live in a fool's paradise,” says Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi after BJP candidate Harsh Mahajan won the lone Rajya Sabha seat in Himachal.

Feb 27, 2024 8:26 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: BJP candidate Harsh Mahajan wins Himachal seat

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: The BJP candidate, Harsh Mahajan, won the sole Upper House seat in Himachal Pradesh, as reported by PTI quoting an official.

The official further stated that cross-voting during today's election resulted in the victory of the BJP candidate over the Congress candidate despite the majority in the state Assembly.

Feb 27, 2024 8:09 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: SP MLA Vinod Chaturvedi on cross-voting in UP; he was one among those who met CM Yogi

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Samajwadi Party MLA Vinod Chaturvedi on cross-voting during Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh says,“It is Supreme Court’s guidelines that one has to listen to his conscience while voting. We have become MLAs after getting more than four lakh votes and have our own stand. We are committed to the people, and they are watching everything; we can’t escape them. They know what we are doing.”

Chaturvedi was among the five party MLAs who met CM Yogi Adityanath after participating in the Rajya Sabha polls.

Feb 27, 2024 8:01 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Himachal Pradesh MLAs arrive at PWD Rest House in Haryana's Panchkula

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Several MLAs from Himachal Pradesh have reached the PWD Rest House in Haryana's Panchkula

Earlier today, chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu alleged that a convoy of Haryana police and CRPF has escorted five to six Congress MLAs to Haryana.

Feb 27, 2024 7:55 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala on Karnataka results

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: “I laud the efforts, commitment to ideology, principles and democracy of the Congress legislators and all other supporting legislators who made this victory possible. This is a decisive victory for democracy, India and the self-respect of Kannadigas,” says Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala

Feb 27, 2024 7:38 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Karnataka dy CM DK Shivakumar thanks all voters, legislators after Cong wins 3 seats

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Karnataka dy CM and Congress leader DK Shivakumar says, “I am very happy to inform you that all the Congress candidates qualified the required quota of 4500 votes in the first round itself and have won. I would like to thank all my voters and legislators. I would also like to thank Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for giving tickets to three Congressmen of the state.”

Feb 27, 2024 7:33 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Cong leader Syed Naseer Hussain on his win

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: After winning the Upper House polls for which voting took place today, Congress leader Syed Naseer Hussain says, “I thank my leadership, especially Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, KC Venugopal, Randeep Surjewala, Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar. They worked very hard, they had faith in us. Here, they were closely watching the movements of BJP and JD(S). They didn't allow our MLAs to fall prey to their tactics.”

(PTI)

Feb 27, 2024 7:30 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: In Himachal, BJP accuses CM Sukhu of violating model code of conduct

Rajya Sabha Election Result LIVE: Amid the vote count for the lone Rajya Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh, the BJP accused chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu of breaching the model code of conduct. Opposition Leader Jai Ram Thakur claimed that Sukhu used a helicopter to transport Congress MLA Sudarshan Babloo from Hoshiarpur in Punjab, alleged violation of the code.

Thakur insisted that Babloo's vote should not be tallied until the Election Commission makes a decision on the matter. Babloo, who cast his vote last, had fallen ill on Monday.

Feb 27, 2024 7:23 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Amid Himachal counting, 6 Cong and 3 independent MLAs arrive in Haryana

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: While the counting for the single Rajya Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh progresses, chief minister Sukhvinder Sukhu alleged that CRPF and Haryana Police have escorted away five to six Congress MLAs. He urged BJP leaders in Himachal to remain patient and avoid intimidating polling officers.

Feb 27, 2024 7:10 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Karnataka's BJP to file complaint against MLA Somashekar for cross-voting

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: The Karnataka BJP intends to submit a complaint to Karnataka Assembly Speaker UT Khadar regarding party MLA ST Somashekar's alleged cross-voting in favour of Congress during the Rajya Sabha polls. Additionally, the party plans to file a complaint against Shivaram Hebbar, who chose to abstain from voting.

"BJP Karnataka to file a complaint with Karnataka assembly speaker UT Khadar against ST Somashekar for cross-voting and Shivaram Hebbar for his absence from the polling process," BJP MLC N Ravi Kumar said.

In a significant blow to BJP in Karnataka, its MLA ST Somashekar has reportedly engaged in cross-voting during the ongoing Rajya Sabha elections for four seats on Tuesday.

Feb 27, 2024 7:05 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: ‘I urge Oppn to have patience,’ says Himachal CM Sukhu amid counting

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: As the counting for the Rajya Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh is underway, chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu says, “The manner in which the counting has begun and Opposition leaders are threatening the polling officers again and again is not right for democracy...They had halted the counting for long. I urge the Himachal BJP unit's leaders - have patience, don't put pressure on people...CRPF and Haryana Police convoy have taken away 5-6 MLAs. I can say that the people who have gone away are being contacted by their families, I urge them to contact their families...There is no need to worry.”

Meanwhile, six Congress and three independent MLAs from Himachal Pradesh have arrived at the government rest house in Panchkula, escorted by CRPF personnel.

Feb 27, 2024 6:58 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: In Himachal, people gather outside counting booth

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: As counting for the lone Rajya Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh is underway, people continue to gather outside the counting booth in Shimla.

Earlier today, Himachal Pradesh minister Harshwardhan Chauhan accused the BJP of attempting "horse-trading" during the Rajya Sabha polls.

"This is BJP's frustration because the number of MLAs is not in favour of the BJP. Forty MLAs are with Congress and three are independent. BJP only has 25 MLAs. ...even without numbers, BJP is fielding their candidate, which means they're planning horse trading," Chauhan said.

Feb 27, 2024 6:52 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Congress wins three seats, BJP holds one in Karnataka

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: In Karnataka, all three Congress candidates – Ajay Maken, Dr. Syed Naseer Hussain, and GC Chandrashekhar – emerged victorious with 47, 46, and 46 votes respectively in the Upper House election for which voting took place today, while the BJP secured one seat.

Feb 27, 2024 6:43 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: SP files three objections with Election Commission, delays UP counting

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Samajwadi Party leader Udayvir Singh said the party has submitted three objections to the Election Commission (EC). Counting will commence once the EC addresses these concerns. Singh highlighted the EC instances where a member voted outside the polling centre and another member was assisted in voting. The counting, originally slated for 5 pm, awaits the EC's decision on the matter.

Feb 27, 2024 6:36 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: In a setback to BJP, two MLAs vote against party candidate in Karnataka

Rajya Sabha Election Result LIVE: In a blow to the BJP-JD(S) coalition, S T Somashekar, a BJP MLA, voted for Congress candidate Ajay Maken in the Rajya Sabha elections for four seats in Karnataka on Tuesday, PTI reported.

Additionally, another MLA, Arbail Shivaram Hebbar, chose to abstain from voting. Somashekar and Hebbar, who have expressed dissatisfaction with the BJP, have shown increasing affinity towards the Congress recently.

Feb 27, 2024 6:14 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Cross-voting in Himachal Pradesh?

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: The counting for the Upper House election began in the evening following the voting that took place from 9 am. Several lawmakers are suspected to have engaged in cross-voting for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Harsh Mahajan, who is contesting the lone Rajya Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh.

Congress leaders, who were present during the voting, suggested that nine lawmakers, including two independents, refrained from showing their ballot papers to their polling agents, leading to speculation that they might have voted against the party's candidate, Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

Feb 27, 2024 6:04 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Cong candidates will win ‘comfortably’, says Karnataka CM

Rajya Sabha Election Result LIVE: Counting for the Upper House election began on Tuesday after voting commenced at 9 am. Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah expressed confidence that Ajay Maken, GC Chandrashekhar, and Syed Nasir Hussain of the Congress would secure comfortable victories in the Rajya Sabha polls.

"People who contest elections will claim that they will win. But they do not have the necessary votes. They have only 19 votes. Hence, there was no need to field a candidate, but they are still contesting. All our MLAs will loyally vote in favour of Congress. Congress candidates will win," the Chief Minister said at a press conference in Vidhana Soudha.

(ANI)

Feb 27, 2024 5:54 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: BJP confirms cross-voting by ST Somashekar in Karnataka

Rajya Sabha Election Result LIVE: In a blow to the BJP-JD(S) coalition, ST Somashekar, a BJP MLA, cast his vote in favour of the Congress during the Karnataka Rajya Sabha elections on Tuesday, PTI reported.

"We have got the information that Somashekar has done cross-voting. I believe that people do not like cheating every now and then," the Leader of Opposition R Ashoka told reporters in Bengaluru.

"I consulted with advocate Vivek Reddy who is our state legal cell president and a high court lawyer. We will ask the Speaker to initiate against him (Somashekar) and explore the possibilities to take action in accordance with the law," Ashoka, former deputy chief minister, said.

Feb 27, 2024 5:37 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Polling for lone RS seat ends; unwell Cong MLA flown via helicopter to cast his vote

Rajya Sabha Election Result LIVE: Amid concerns of potential cross-voting, polling concluded for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, with Sudershan Babloo, a Congress MLA from Chintpurni, casting the final vote.

The voting process, which commenced at 9 am, proceeded swiftly with all 68 members participating. Independent MLA Ashish from Hamirpur was the first to vote. Congress MLA Babloo, reportedly unwell, was transported to the Assembly via helicopter.

Following his vote, chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu remarked that the MLAs had voted in accordance with the party's ideology.

Feb 27, 2024 5:29 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: 67 out of 68 MLAs exercise their vote Himachal Pradesh

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: In the ongoing Rajya Sabha elections in Himachal Pradesh, 67 out of 68 legislators have cast their votes. Sudarshan Singh Babloo, a Congress MLA, has not participated due to illness and hospitalisation.

A tight contest is underway for Himachal Pradesh's sole Rajya Sabha seat, with Congress candidate Abhishek Manu Singhvi facing off against the BJP's Harsh Mahajan.

Feb 27, 2024 5:13 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: ‘All BJP 8 candidates are winning,’ says UP deputy CM Pathak

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Ahead of the counting for 15 seats of Rajya Sabha election voting for which was held today, Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister says, “All eight candidates of the BJP are winning. Let's wait for the results.”

The BJP has nominated eight candidates, while the opposition SP has put forward three candidates for the 10 Rajya Sabha seats. Both parties have the required numbers to secure seven and three members in the Upper House of Parliament, respectively. However, adding Sanjay Seth as the BJP's eighth candidate has guaranteed a competitive contest.

Feb 27, 2024 4:59 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Himachal CM Sukhu ahead of counting says ‘if no one is sold…’

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Sukhu expressed assurance on Tuesday regarding the Congress's triumph in the state's Rajya Sabha election and said that with 40 MLAs in the party, if none defects, the Congress will secure all these votes.

" We have 40 MLAs. Agar koi bika nahi hoga toh humein 40/40 votes aayenge. (If no one is sold, we will get 40/40 votes)," Sukhu told reporters.

Voting commenced at 9 am, with vote counting scheduled to commence at 5 pm today.

In the Himalyan state, the election is underway for the lone Rajya Sabha seat, with the competition primarily between Congress candidate Abhishek Manu Singhvi and BJP's Harsh Mahajan.

Feb 27, 2024 4:51 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah says ‘JD(S) trying to lure Cong MLAs’

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Siddaramaiah criticised the Janata Dal (Secular) for purportedly attempting to entice Congress lawmakers in order to secure the election of its candidate, Kupendra Reddy.

Taking to X Siddaramaiah posted, “JDS needs 45 votes (for their candidate) to win. Do they have that many votes? Even though they don’t have enough votes, they still fielded the candidate and are luring our MLAs. Do they have a conscience?”

“An FIR has been lodged regarding the threat to us. Our three candidates will win. There is no doubt about this,” Siddaramaiah insisted, without elaborating who, the FIR is against and where it has been registered.

Speaking to reporters at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah slammed the minor partner in the opposition alliance, saying, “When JD(S) does not have ‘atma’ (soul), how can it have ‘atma sakshi’ (conscience)? They call themselves Janata Dal (Secular) but whom did they join with?”

He referred to the JD(S) forming an alliance with the BJP.

Feb 27, 2024 4:37 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Know about Rajya Sabha election process meanwhile

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Unlike the Lok Sabha, known as the Lower House, the Rajya Sabha, or Upper House, elects its members for a six-year term, resulting in biennial elections for 33 percent of its seats.

• The Rajya Sabha comprises 245 members, representing States and Union Territories, including Delhi and Puducherry. Of these, 12 members are nominated directly by the President from various fields such as art, literature, sports, and science. Allocation of Rajya Sabha seats among states is based on population.

• State legislative assembly members participate in the indirect election of Rajya Sabha members through a proportional representation system known as the single transferable vote (STV). In this system, the voting power of each MLA is determined by the population of their respective constituencies.

• To secure an election, a candidate must achieve a specific number of votes, referred to as quotas.

Feb 27, 2024 4:21 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live | ‘Where was their conscience?’: SP MLA on party whip resigning and cross-voting reports

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: On Samajwadi Party whip Manoj Kumar Pandey's resignation from the post and the reports of cross-voting during the Rajya Sabha election, party MLA Sangram Yadav says, “I want to ask that those who won on Samajwadi Party symbol with votes of Dalits and backwards, where was their conscience? Today, they are talking about conscience but they backstabbed Dalits and backwards.”

Feb 27, 2024 4:14 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: FIR against JD(S) RS candidate in Karnataka for ‘threatening’ Cong MLAs during poll

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy announced on Tuesday that an FIR has been filed against JD(S) leader D Kupendra Reddy and his associates at the Vidhana Soudha police station in Bengaluru in connection with the Rajya Sabha elections, PTI reported. Chief minister Siddaramaiah also confirmed the registration of an FIR for allegedly “threatening” Congress MLAs.

Kumaraswamy said, “The Congress leaders not only spoke about allurement and threat to their MLAs time and again but also registered an FIR against Kupendra Reddy and his aides.”

The Karnataka JD(S) chief clarified that the MLA who filed the complaint did not claim to have been lured but stated that other MLAs were "approached." He further said, “Melukote MLA Darshan Puttannaiah of Karnataka Sarvodaya Paksha too had said that it’s true that his vote was sought but no one had lured him,”

Feb 27, 2024 3:55 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: SP MLA Manoj Kumar Pandey on resigning as chief whip of the party

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: On resigning as the chief whip of the Samajwadi Party, lawmaker Manoj Kumar Pandey says, “In politics, you will always be blamed. I have been chosen by the people and I will always think about them.”

In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has nominated eight candidates for the Rajya Sabha, while the Samajwadi Party has put forward three candidates for the 10 available seats. Based on the Legislative Assembly's composition, the BJP is expected to secure seven seats, while the SP is projected to win three. Nevertheless, there are indications that multiple MLAs may engage in cross-voting.

Feb 27, 2024 3:41 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: ‘Over 395 votes cast so far, voting will go on till 4 pm,’ says UP Assembly Speaker

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: In regards to the ongoing voting for the Upper House election, Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Satish Mahana says, “There were no interruption during the process, and the voting was conducted as per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India. Till now, over 395 votes have been cast. The voting will continue till 4 pm.”

Feb 27, 2024 3:31 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: UP's BJP MLA Neel Ratan Patel arrives in ambulance to cast his vote

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: BJP MLA Neel Ratan Patel arrived at the UP Assembly in an ambulance to cast his vote for the Upper House election that is underway on Tuesday, PTI reported.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath departed from the polling station in Lucknow after participating in the Rajya Sabha elections. He was seen displaying a victory sign after casting his vote.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also exercised his voting right in the election.

Feb 27, 2024 3:25 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: What do we know about cross-voting situation in UP?

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Reports have indicated that cross-voting occurred during the election for the Upper House, with a few Samajwadi Party MLAs voting against their party. Here's what we know,

• In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has nominated eight candidates for the Rajya Sabha, while the Samajwadi Party has put forward three candidates for the 10 available seats.

• Amidst speculation of potential cross-voting in the Rajya Sabha elections, Samajwadi Party MLA and leader Manoj Kumar Pandey resigned from his position as Samajwadi Party Chief Whip. Following a meeting with the SP MLA, UP Transport Minister Dayashankar Singh remarked that the SP MLA was a supporter of Sanatan Dharma.

• Earlier, another Samajwadi Party MLA, Rakesh Pratap Singh, hinted that he might vote against the party, stating that while he harbors no ill will towards his party, he will heed the voice of his conscience before casting his vote.

• “Our MLAs who are in contact with the Bharatiya Janata Party and those who want to take advantage of it will go with the Bharatiya Janata Party. They are being lured by the Bharatiya Janata Party camp,” said SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.

• On Monday, several legislators of the SP were absent from a dinner hosted by SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav. Reports indicate that at least 8 MLAs were missing from the dinner, raising concerns that these legislators may either abstain from voting or engage in cross-voting, either of which could result in the BJP securing its eighth seat in the state.

Feb 27, 2024 3:13 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live | ‘Those looking for profit…’: Akhilesh Yadav on reports of cross-voting

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: On Tuesday, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav remarked that ‘those looking for profit’ would depart, as the party's chief whip in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly resigned while voting was in progress for 10 Rajya Sabha seats from the state, PTI reported.

This setback for the primary opposition party occurred following the absence of eight MLAs from a meeting convened by Yadav the day before, sparking concerns about potential cross-voting among SP legislators. Yadav, addressing reporters at the assembly before casting his vote, accused the ruling BJP of employing any tactics necessary to secure election victories. He said that action would be taken against such MLAs.

Feb 27, 2024 3:05 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: 214 MLAs exercise their vote in Karnataka

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: According to Election Commission officials, a total of 214 MLAs in Karnataka have cast their votes for the four Rajya Sabha seats as of 1 pm on Tuesday.

• The Congress commands 133 MLAs, excluding the Speaker, while the BJP and JD(S) hold 66 and 19 lawmakers respectively in the 223-member House. There are four members from other parties. However, the recent demise of a Congress MLA occurred on Sunday.

• On Tuesday, voting commenced at 9 am and will continue until 4 pm. Counting is scheduled to begin at 5 pm. MLAs will utilize an open ballot system to exercise their voting rights.

• MLAs are required to reveal their voting preference to the designated polling agents.

• The Rajya Sabha seats became vacant due to the retirement of four members, including Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar (BJP) and Congress representatives G C Chandrashekhar, Syed Naseer Hussain, and L Hanumanthaiah.

• The ruling party in the state has nominated G C Chandrashekhar, Naseer Hussain, and former Union Minister Ajay Maken. Meanwhile, the BJP has put forth Narayana Bhandage, in addition to JD(S) candidate D Kupendra Reddy as the NDA candidate.

Feb 27, 2024 2:59 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: ‘BJP crossed all limits,’ says SP leader on reports of cross-voting

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav criticised BJP for reports of cross-voting in Rajya Sabha elections, saying it had “crossed all limits of democratic values.”

While the Rajya Sabha elections are underway today, in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has nominated eight candidates, whereas the Samajwadi Party has fielded three.

Feb 27, 2024 2:54 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Jansatta Dal leader in UP says ‘all 8 candidates of BJP will win’

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: About the biennial Rajya Sabha elections on the remaining 15 seats, Jansatta Dal leader Raghuraj Pratap Singh in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow says, “All 8 candidates of the BJP will win…”

Feb 27, 2024 2:48 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Karnataka independent MLA Gali Janardhan Reddy says ‘have high respect towards Modi’

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Speaking to media about the voting for the Rajya Sabha election that is underway in Karnataka Karnataka Independent MLA and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy says, “I have cast my vote as per my conscience...I have high respect towards Mr Modi.”

(ANI)

Feb 27, 2024 2:41 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Samajwadi Party leader Rakesh Pratap Singh in UP gave his vote to…

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: In Uttar Pradesh, during the Rajya Sabha elections for the remaining 15 seats, Samajwadi Party leader Rakesh Pratap Singh said, “I have shown my vote to Shivpal Singh Yadav.”

Earlier today, five MLAs from the Samajwadi Party met with Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BJP leader Yogi Adityanath after participating in the Rajya Sabha election voting process.

Feb 27, 2024 2:34 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Cong's RS MP Naran Rathwa joins BJP in Gujarat

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: The Congress in Gujarat suffered a significant setback as its Rajya Sabha member and former Union minister, Naran Rathwa, along with his son and a considerable number of supporters, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday, ANI reported.

Rathwa, a prominent tribal leader from Chhota Udepur in Gujarat, is nearing the end of his tenure as a Rajya Sabha member, which concludes in April this year. He has an extensive political history, having been elected to the Lok Sabha on five occasions - initially in 1989, followed by victories in 1991, 1996, 1998, and 2004.

Feb 27, 2024 2:24 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Four RS seats in Karnataka currently undergoing voting

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Voting for the four Rajya Sabha seats in Karnataka took place on Tuesday, with the Congress expressing confidence in securing support even from opposing factions.

To prevent potential cross-voting, both the Congress and the BJP-JD(S) coalition assembled their MLAs at a secluded resort on Monday. They conducted a session to educate newly-elected members on the voting procedure.

The Congress holds 133 MLAs, excluding the Speaker, while the BJP and JD(S) have 66 and 19 legislators respectively in the 223-member House. The remaining four seats are held by other parties. However, the unfortunate passing of a Congress MLA occurred on Sunday.

Feb 27, 2024 1:52 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Karnataka BJP MLA ST Somasekhar hints voting for Congress

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Amid concerns over cross-voting in the Karnataka Rajya Sabha elections, BJP MLA ST Somasekhar hinted that he voted for the Congress in the poll, which is currently underway at Bengaluru’s Vidhana Soudha. The Yashvantpura MLA said he voted for the party which is giving funds to his constituency. More

Feb 27, 2024 1:48 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Recap | ‘Action will be taken’, says Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav after 5 party's MLAs meet CM Yogi

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: As five Samajwadi Party MLAs met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after casting their vote for the Rajya Sabha election, there was speculation of them having cross-voted in favour of the BJP. In response to this development, Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav said that disciplinary action would be taken against the MLAs if they had cross voted.

Samajwadi Party MLAs: Abhay Singh, Rakesh Singh, Rakesh Pandey, Vinod Chaturvedi, and Manoj Pandey met CM Yogi Adityanath in the Assembly Secretariat today.

Feb 27, 2024 1:32 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: BJP reacts to cross-voting allegation against its party leader

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: On rumours of cross-voting in Rajya Sabha elections by ST Somashekar, BJP MLA Basanagouda R Patil (Yatnal) says, "Sometimes such things happen. The party had given clear direction to vote for BJP-JD(S) candidates."

Feb 27, 2024 1:30 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: SP leader's statement on cross-voting

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: "If the ruling party will try to do cross-voting, then it is against democracy. People will never let the democracy die, and they (people) will teach a lesson to those who will try to do it," says Samajwadi Party leader Rajendra Chaudhary on reports about cross-voting in UP Rajya Sabha elections 2024.

Feb 27, 2024 1:28 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Congress' sitting RS member and former minister in UPA govt Naran Rathwa joins BJP in Ahmedabad

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 live: Congress' sitting Rajya Sabha member and former minister in UPA government Naran Rathwa joined BJP in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

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