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BJP overtakes Congress as largest political party in Rajya Sabha

This is the first time that the BJP has become the number one formation in the Rajya Sabha after the Narendra Modi government came to power in May 2014.

india Updated: Aug 04, 2017 07:21 IST
A view of the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament on Thursday.
A view of the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

The BJP on Thursday overtook Congress to become the largest political party in the Rajya Sabha, where it now has 58 members against 57 of the main opposition party.

BJP MP Sampatiya Uikey, who was elected to the Upper House following a bypoll in Madhya Pradesh took oath on Thursday.

Her election was necessitated by the death of Union minster, Anil Madhav Dave.

This is the first time that the saffron party has become the number one formation in the RS after the Narendra Modi government came to power in May 2014.

The BJP-led NDA, however, is still short of a decisive majority in the house but the joining of JD(U) to the ruling block has further boosted its numbers.