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Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 highlights: BJP wins big in UP, Himachal; Congress bags Karnataka

Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 highlights: The results for Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh elections are out. The Congress won three of the four seats in Karnataka, eight of the 10 seats in UP, but faced a major setback in Himachal where the party is in the majority. 

Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 highlights: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath shows vicoty sign after cast his vote in the Rajya Sabha elections in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh India on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. ( (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times))Premium
Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 highlights: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath shows vicoty sign after cast his vote in the Rajya Sabha elections in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh India on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. ( (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times))

Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 highlights: The election results for four seats in Karnataka, 10 in Uttar Pradesh and one in Himachal Pradesh are out. The Congress bagged the majority three seats, while the BJP won one seat. One BJP MLA cross-voted, while another abstained from voting. The JD(S) nominee lost. The winning Congress candidates are Ajay Maken, Syed Naseer Hussain, and GC Chandrasekhar. Winning BJP candidate is Narayana Bandage.

In Himachal Pradesh's Shimla, BJP candidate Harsh Mahajan won, defeating the Congress's Abhishek Manu Singhvi. Six Congress MLAs and three Independent MLAs reportedly cross voted in the elections in the BJP's favour. This comes as a big blow to the Congress government in the hill state as the party is in majority there. The BJP has claimed that the Congress has been reduced to a minority in the assembly after the Rajya Sabha polls. Meanwhile, CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said 5-6 Congress MLAs have been taken by the BJP.

On the 10 Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP won on eight as the Samajwadi Party (SP) won two seats. This is also seen as a big win for the BJP ahead of Lok Sabha polls as the SP had anticipated win on three seats. The loss of one of three seats hints at cross-voting in favour of the BJP.

Check out all the LIVE updates on Rajya Sabha Elections 2024 here, 

28 Feb 2024, 06:27:23 AM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 LIVE: BJP's performance is indication that party will cross 400 mark in LS polls, says Sudhanshu Trivedi

After the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh won eight seats in the Rajya Sabha elections, BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi expressed happiness and said that it was an indication that the party would cross the 400 mark in the Lok Sabha elections and win 80 out of 80 seats in the state.

"It is a matter of great happiness that all eight BJP candidates won. This is an indication that this time we will cross 400 (in Lok Sabha elections) and win 80 out of 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh," Trivedi told ANI.

28 Feb 2024, 06:10:11 AM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 LIVE: Congress appoints Bhupinder Hooda, DK Shivakumar as observers for Himachal Pradesh crisis

Hours after Congress nominee for Rajya Sabha polls, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, lost the poll and BJP candidate Harsh Mahajan won the lone seat, the grand old party's top leadership has now deployed senior leaders Bhupinder Singh Hooda and DK Shivakumar to address the crisis.

Both leaders have been appointed as observers for the ongoing political crises in Himachal Pradesh, a source close to the party said.

27 Feb 2024, 10:25:57 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Elections Results 2024 LIVE: BJP's Jairam Thakur demands Himachal CM's resignation

Former Himachal CM and BJP leader Jairam Thakur called the BJP's win in Himachal Pradesh "a historic" one. He congratulated BJP 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," Jairam Thakur said.

27 Feb 2024, 09:25:48 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Elections Results 2024 LIVE: BJP wins 8, SP 2 seats in UP

Uttar Pradesh BJP leaders and workers celebrate in Lucknow as the party won 8 of the 10 Rajya Sabha seats in the state. The Samajwadi Party (SP) won two seats. Akhilesh Yadav's party had anticipated its win on three seats.

27 Feb 2024, 09:12:29 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 LIVE: All 8 candidates of BJP are winning, UP Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak

Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak says, "I have already said that all 8 candidates of the BJP are winning with a thumping majority. They have the blessings of MLAs of all parties. The result will be out within half an hour...Opposition is disheartened, the kind of allegations they are levelling is not acceptable in a democracy..."

27 Feb 2024, 08:41:05 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 LIVE: ‘Imaan hi bech diya,’ CM Sukhvinder says as Congress loses Himachal seat

 Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu says, "...When someone has sold out their honesty...Nine cross-votings took place, three of them were Independent MLAs but six others sold their honesty...and voted against him (Abhishek Singhvi)..." As many as 34 MLAs voted in favour of the Congress.

27 Feb 2024, 08:36:16 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 LIVE: 9 MLAs taught me a lot about human nature, its fickleness or its resolutenes, says HP Congress candidate Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Congress candidate from Himachal Pradesh, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, saids, "...I would also like to thank the nine persons (MLAs) because they have taught me a lot about human nature, its fickleness or its resoluteness. They supped with us...So, I think we are bad judges of human character, they are obviously better judges of human character."

27 Feb 2024, 08:34:23 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 LIVE: Who cross-voted in Himachal Pradesh?

Six Congress MLAs and three Independent MLAs cross-voted in favour of the BJP in Himachal Pradesh.

27 Feb 2024, 08:29:47 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 LIVE: Congress candidate Abhishek Manu Singhvi congratulates Harsh Mahajan on Himachal win

"I congratulate Harsh Mahajan (BJP candidate). he has won," says Congress candidate from Himachal Pradesh, Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

27 Feb 2024, 08:28:38 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 LIVE: BJP won in Himachal, credit goes to JP Nadda and Amit Shah, says BJP leader

On Rajya Sabha election results in Himachal Pradesh, BJP leader Jairam Thakur said, "I congratulate PM Modi because here, in Himachal Pradesh, where we are not in power, the BJP has won one Rajya Sabha seat and the credit goes to JP Nadda and Amit Shah."

27 Feb 2024, 08:27:14 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Big blow to Congress in Himachal Pradesh as BJP wins lone seat

Congress candidate Abhishek Singhvi lost the election to BJP’s Harsh Mahajan, on the basis of a draw of lots after a tie between both the candidates with 34 votes each. Six Congress MLAs cross voted.

27 Feb 2024, 08:20:09 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 LIVE: Congress and BJP in neck-and-neck fight in Himachal, says Kharge

Congress President Malikarjun Kharge on Himachal Pradesh Rajya Sabha polls: “I do not know final results yet. Last I heard was both the Congress and the BJP were neck and neck at 34 MLAs each. Results will come soon, but what is worrying is that BJP is toppling elected governments by breaking MLAs." Kharge was speaking at an event during TV9 conclave.

27 Feb 2024, 07:59:36 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election Results 2024 LIVE: Congress lost Himachal Rajya Sabha seat despite having majority, says BJP leader

Himachal Pradesh LoP Jairam Thakur said, "Despite having such a huge majority, Congress lost the Rajya Sabha seat...I congratulate Harsh Mahajan once again..."

27 Feb 2024, 07:55:58 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Elections Results LIVE: After Congress' win in Karnataka, Randeep Surjewala 'money and muscle power will not work'

27 Feb 2024, 07:48:13 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Elections Results LIVE Updates: CRPF, Haryana Police convoy took away 5-6 MLAs, says Himachal CM

Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said, "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..."

27 Feb 2024, 07:34:31 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE Updates: Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM reacts to cross-voting allegations 

Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM KP Maurya said, "The BJP does not influence anybody to change their party. If there is a change of heart, voting is done accordingly…I welcome that as well. BJP had the numbers already. People have voted in favour of BJP candidates for 'Viksit Bharat'..."

27 Feb 2024, 07:31:18 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE Updates: Who cross voted in Karnataka?

One BJP MLA, ST Somashekar, voted for the Congress and another abstained dealing a blow to BJP and the Janata Dal (Secular) in Rajya Sabha elections in Karnataka. Amid cross-voting, JD(S) candidate and real estate businessman D Kupendra Reddy lost to a BJP candidate, falling short by nine votes.

27 Feb 2024, 07:25:38 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE Updates: BJP moves six Congress Himachal MLA's to Haryana, says report

Accoridng to reports, The BJP has moves six Congress Himachal MLA's to Haryana. “Only 34 Congress MLA's present in Shimla," Jann Ki Baat reported.

27 Feb 2024, 07:14:14 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE Updates: DK Shivakumar thanks voters, CM and workers for Congress's win in Karnataka

Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar said, "This shows the unity and integrity of Congress. I thank all the MLAs, party workers and the media. I'm very happy to inform you that all Congress candidates have won. I thank all voters, CM and party workers and the AICC President also. I would like to thank Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge."

27 Feb 2024, 07:07:16 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE Updates: Congress wins 3 seats in Karnataka, BJP 1

In Karnataka, all three Congress candidates Ajay Maken, Dr Syed Naseer Hussain and GC Chandrashekhar win with 47, 46 and 46 votes respectively. One BJP candidate, Narayana Bandage, also won.  BJP-JD(S) candidate Kupendra Reddy lost.

27 Feb 2024, 06:11:14 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE Updates: Voting ends in UP, Himachal and Karnataka, all eyes on results

Voting for 10 Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, one in Himachal and four in Karnataka ended on Tuesday. All eyes are on results now.

27 Feb 2024, 05:18:17 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE Updates: Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, Naran Rathwa, joins BJP

In a setback to the Gujarat Congress, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Naran Rathwa joined the  BJP, India Today reported on Tuesday.

27 Feb 2024, 03:45:55 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE Updates: Will BJP demand floor test in Himachal? LoP Jairam Thakur says THIS

When asked if the State BJP will demand a Floor Test, Himachal Pradesh LoP Jairam Thakur says, "Budget will be presented tomorrow. We will discuss the Budget tomorrow and then we will see the situation there. But I can see that the Government has lost the majority."

27 Feb 2024, 03:32:49 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE Updates: Karnataka BJP MLAs not interested in voting for JDS, says DK Shivakumar

On cross-votes in Rajya Sabha elections, Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar said, "I have not seen it. It is a secret ballot vote. In the state, this alliance cannot go well. BJP had 65 votes or something, they could have got 45 and their candidate elected. They have taken 48 votes which shows that BJP legislators are not interested in voting for JD(S). BJP legislators do not want to vote for JD(S), hence out of 45, they have taken 48 votes."

27 Feb 2024, 03:27:29 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Over 395 votes cast in UP

The voting for the Rajya Sabha elections is underway. In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has fielded eight candidates and the Samajwadi Party three. "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," said UP Assembly Speaker Satish Mahana.

27 Feb 2024, 03:22:53 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'Will be revealed after counting who got the maximum support.' says SP leader

After casting his vote for Rajya Sabha election at the UP Assembly in Lucknow, Samajwadi Party MLA Abhay Singh said, "It will be revealed after counting who got the maximum support and will emerge victorious."

27 Feb 2024, 02:50:11 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: SP says its candidate won by securing 102 votes, Akhilesh Yadav reacts to cross voting allegations

Reacting to the allegations of cross-voting, Akhilesh Yadav said, "There will be definite action as our party colleagues believe that such people should be expelled." Senior Samajwadi Party leader and party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said it was fine for some people to leave the party, “Our candidates have won, they have got 102 votes."

27 Feb 2024, 02:33:58 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : Fine if someone is choosing to leave our party : Ram Gopal Yadav

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : Senior Samajwadi Party leader and party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said it was fine for some people to leave the party, "Our candidates have won, they have got 102 votes... It's completely fine if someone is choosing to leave our party," he told news agency ANI 

27 Feb 2024, 02:28:23 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : I have high respect for PM Modi, Karnataka's independent MLA Janardhana Reddy

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : Karnataka's independent MLA and mining baron Janardhana Reddy said on Tuesday he had high respect towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "I have cast my vote as per my conscience...I have high respect towards Mr Modi," the MLA told news agency ANI

27 Feb 2024, 02:25:20 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : I want to thank PM Modi for nominating me : BJP's Himachal candidate Harsh Mahajan

 Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE :BJP's Himachal candidate Harsh Mahajan said he considered himself lucky to be nominated by the BJP for the seat in the Upper House. " BJP made me their candidate, it is my luck. I want to thank PM Modi, Amit Shah and JP Nadda...as per the statement of Congress right now, it seems they have lost their mind...this is happening because their govt is failed so their MLAs and people are upset with them"

27 Feb 2024, 02:05:05 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : High stakes and cross-voting speculations grip 3 states - 5 key things

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : Elections will be held to elect 15 Rajya Sabha candidates in three states - Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh - on February 27.

Polling will be held for 10 Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, four in Karnataka and one seat in Himachal Pradesh from 9 am to 4 pm. The counting will also be held today from 5 pm onwards.

There are reports of the possibility of cross-voting, especially in Uttar Pradesh and hence, the parties are keeping a keen watch on its MLAs.

Elected unopposed

Forty-one candidates in the 56 seats falling vacant were elected unopposed to the Upper House.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), President JP Nadda, Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradesh, Union IT Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw, and former Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi were among the 41 candidates who have been elected unopposed to the Upper House.

JP Nadda was elected unopposed from Gujarat. Vaishnaw was elected for a second time to Rajya Sabha with support from the ruling Biju Janata Dal from Odisha.

Even Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting, L Murugan, was elected unopposed from Madhya Pradesh.

Sonia Gandhi was elected unopposed from Rajasthan. In Bihar, JD(U) leader Sanjay Jha had been elected, while in West Bengal, four Trinamool Congress candidates - Mamata Thakur, Sagarika Ghose, Sushmita Devi and Md Nadimul Haque were elected unopposed.

Uttar Pradesh: Key Contest

The BJP has fielded eight candidates, and the opposition Samajwadi Party three for the 10 Rajya Sabha seats for Uttar Pradesh, the BJP-ruled state. Both the BJP and the SP have numbers to send seven and three members, respectively, unopposed to the Rajya Sabha. But, BJP, by fielding Sanjay Seth as its eighth candidate, has forced a competitive faceoff on one seat.

A candidate needs nearly 37 first preference votes to get elected to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. The election is seen as the first electoral test for the INDIA bloc, as the Samajwadi Party and the Congress had sealed a seat-sharing deal in Uttar Pradesh days ahead of the February 27 polls.

Karnataka: Cross-voting expected

Some drama is also expected in Karnataka, which is the Congress-ruled state.

In Karnataka, the ruling Congress has shifted all its MLAs to a hotel ahead of the biennial election to fill four vacancies. Five candidates - Ajay Maken, Syed Naseer Hussain and G C Chandrasekhar (all Congress), Narayana Bandage (BJP) and Kupendra Reddy (JD(S)) - are in the fray. The parties have issued whips to the MLAs, the voters. Here also, there is speculation about cross-voting.

Himachal Pradesh: Congress whip

In Himachal Pradesh, the ruling party, Congress, has issued a whip to all its MLAs to vote for party candidate Abhishek Manu Singhvi. The BJP has alleged that the move is to pressurise the MLAs and that the MLAs have the right to vote as per their wish.

The Congress has a clear majority in Himachal Pradesh Rajya Sabha polls with 40 out of 68 MLAs and the support of three independent MLAs.

The Rajya Sabha formula

Rajya Sabha MPs are elected by MLAs through the proportional representation process with the single transferable vote (STV) system. Each MLA’s vote is counted only once.

The MLAs don’t vote for each seat. Instead, the MLAs have to list different candidates in order of their preference. If the MLAs qualified to vote choose a particular candidate as their first choice, he or she gets elected. The remaining votes go to the next candidates but with a lesser value. So, MLAs also vote for candidates from other parties.

The candidate that emerges as number one rank secures a first preference vote. So, a candidate needs a specific number of such first-preference votes. This number depends on the strength of the state assembly and the number of MPs it sends to Rajya Sabha.

Thus, to win, a candidate should get a required number of votes, known as quota or preference vote. The formula is = [Total number of votes/(Number of Rajya Sabha seats + 1)] + 1.

The formula is different in case more than one seat needs to be filled. In that case, the total number of votes required for a candidate is = [(Number of votes x 100) / (Vacancies + 1)] + 1.

27 Feb 2024, 01:56:59 PM IST

 Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : INDIA bloc faces first electoral test in Uttar Pradesh. Here's why

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : The Samajwadi Party - Congress alliance in Uttar Pradesh is set to face its first electoral test of strength during the polling to be held for ten Rajya Sabha seats from the state on February 27.

The two largest parties, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the principal Opposition Samajwadi Party, seemed to have enough members in the UP state assembly to elect seven and three Rajya Sabha MPs, respectively.

However, the BJP forced a contest at the last moment by fielding its eighth candidate, thus necessitating an election. The eighth BJP candidate, Sanjay Seth, filed his nomination papers at 1:30 pm, just ahead of the 3 pm close of nominations on February 15.

27 Feb 2024, 01:47:30 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : All 40 MLAs will vote for Congress candidate as long as there is no cross voting, says Himachal CM

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Sukhu said on Tuesday that all 40 MLAs will vote for the Congress party candidates, as long as there is no cross-voting, "We have 40 MLAs. Agar koi bika nahi hoga toh humein 40/40 votes aayenge," chief minister Sukhu told news agency ANI

27 Feb 2024, 01:31:08 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : BJP uses any method to win : Cong MLA

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : : The Congress party leaders have reacted to rumours of cross-voting in Rajya Sabha elections by Karnataka BJP leader ST Somashekar. Congress MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao said the BJP, can instead, use any method to win polls , "We all are intact. For the BJP, it has become a practice to use any method to win."

27 Feb 2024, 01:23:48 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : Rift between SP & Apna Dal (K)

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : As the polling is underway for 10 Rajya Sabha seats from UP, reports suggested there was a split between the Samajwadi Party and its ally the Apna Dal (Kamerawadi). Party chief Akhilesh Yadav was reportedly involved in an argument with Apna Dal (K) Chief Pallavi Patel on phone regarding Rajya Sabha voting on Tuesday.

27 Feb 2024, 01:17:42 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : Money is BJP's only conscience : Himachal Pradesh CM

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu cast his vote for the ongoing Rajya Sabha elections in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The Chief Minister targeted the BJP and saud, “There is no such thing as an inner soul in the BJP; there is only money within the soul."

“All our MLAs have voted for the elections. I hope they have all voted on the ideology of the party. We can only say anything once the results are declared. “BJP mein antar-aatma naam ki chiz nahi hai, waha toh paisa antar-aatma chalta hai (Does BJP have a self-conscience or is money their only conscience)," he told news agency ANI

27 Feb 2024, 12:59:45 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Himachal Pradesh CM slams BJP, says ‘BJP mein antar-aatma naam ki….’

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Tuesday, February 27, cast his vote for the ongoing Rajya Sabha elections in Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla. Sukhvinder Singh hit out at BJP and said, "All our MLAs have voted for the elections. I hope they have all voted on the ideology of the party. We can only say anything once the results are declared. BJP mein antar-aatma naam ki chiz nahi hai, waha toh paisa antar-aatma chalta hai' (Does BJP have a self-conscience or is money their only conscience)." 

27 Feb 2024, 12:53:55 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Find out what Himachal Pradesh minister says about cross voting

Himachal Pradesh minister and Congress leader Vikramaditya Singh said, "Time will tell what has happened and what has not happened ….the party has given a lot particularly.… As far as I am concerned, my conscience is clear," on rumours of cross-voting in Rajya Sabha elections.

27 Feb 2024, 12:33:28 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'Cross-voting is only possible in the BJP,' says Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah over cross-voting in Karnataka Rajya Sabha election said, “Let them keep their (BJP's) MLAs intact. Cross-voting is only possible in the BJP, not in Congress."

27 Feb 2024, 12:30:15 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: ‘All 8 candidates of BJP will emerge victorious,’ says UP Deputy CM

UP Deputy Chief Minister, Brajesh Pathak said, “All eight candidates of the BJP will emerge victorious with handsome majority."

27 Feb 2024, 12:08:03 PM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath leaves from the polling station in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath leaves from the polling station in Lucknow after casting his vote for the Rajya Sabha elections.

27 Feb 2024, 11:40:43 AM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : CM Siddaramaiah cast his vote

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE :  Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah cast his vote during Rajya Sabha election in Karnataka.  "They (BJP) have also fielded candidate to win the elections, but for the 5th candidate they required 45 votes, do they have 45 votes? How will they win without numbers? Though they know that they don't have numbers they fielded Kupendra Reddy and they tried to poach our MLAs, that's why an FIR has been lodged against him. I'm sure all our 3 candidates are going to win."

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27 Feb 2024, 11:29:01 AM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : BJP, JDS leaders cast votes in Karnataka

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : The Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (Secular) leaders including HD Kumaraswamy, R Ashoka and Basavaraj Bommai cast their votes during Rajya Sabha elections in Karnataka. The leaders cast their votes in favour of BJP candidate Narayana Bandage.

27 Feb 2024, 11:19:49 AM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : Those who look for profits will go, says Akhilesh Yadav

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : Samajwadi Party chief and former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav slammed the BJP saying it will adopt all means to win elections. Asked about the absence of some party MLAs from a party meeting on the polls called on Monday, Yadav said, "Those who wanted to profit from the situation will go. Those who were promised will go." "Those who put spikes in someone else' path or dig holes for others themselves fall," Yadav said in a swipe at the BJP, according to a report in news agency Press Trust of India

27 Feb 2024, 11:03:02 AM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : Will win all 3 RS seats : Karnataka Minister Ramalinga Reddy

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : Congress leader and minister in Karnataka government Ramalinga Reddy expressed confidence that all three candidates of the Congress party will win the Rajya Sabha polls in the state "All our three candidates will by clear majority. There will be no cross-voting. 3 Congress and 1 BJP candidate will be there. We have a clear majority. I don't know what Janardhana Reddy will do, he might support Congress," he told news agency ANI

27 Feb 2024, 10:54:32 AM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : 64 out of 68 MLAs vote in Himachal Pradesh

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE : Sixty four of the 68 MLAs in Himachal Pradesh have already cast their votes during the ongoing Rajya Sabha elections in the state, news agency ANI said. Polling is underway for 10 Rajya Sabha seats in UP, four in Karnataka and one seat in Himachal Pradesh 

27 Feb 2024, 10:49:35 AM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Manoj Pandey's has shown faith in PM Narendra Modi's leadership : UP Minister

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: BJP leader and Uttar Pradesh minister Dayashankar Singh said SP's Manoj Pandey's resignation showed his faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership. "Manoj Pandey has always been a supporter of Sanatana Dharma. He has always been giving statements regarding the same. He wanted everyone to visit Ayodhya and have a darshan. This is the reason he is showing faith in PM Modi's leadership and is taking such a decision," he told news agency ANI

27 Feb 2024, 10:41:04 AM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: SP's Chief Whip resigns ahead of RS polls in UP

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Samajwadi Party member of legislative assembly (MLA) Manoj Kumar Pandey resigned from the post of Samajwadi Party Chief Whip in the assembly as the polling for ten Rajya Sabha members was underway in Uttar Pradesh.

27 Feb 2024, 10:34:45 AM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Our MLAs will support SP candidate : Congress leader Pramod Tiwari

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Congress member of parliament (MP) Pramod Tiwari said if all MLAs of Samajwadi Party are united, its 3 candidates can win the elections. "Two Congress MLAs are going to vote for Samajwadi Party due to the INDIA alliance," he said.

27 Feb 2024, 10:28:26 AM IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: We are confident : BJP's Arvind Bellad

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: The deputy leader of opposition and BJP leader Arvind Bellad sayid that the party was e confident of its votes. "They (Congress) are doubtful of their votes and that is why they have kept their leaders in a resort," he told news agency ANI

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