Rajya Sabha polls Highlights: In Maharashtra, BJP and MVA win three seats each
Voting was held on 16 Rajya Sabha seats across four states- Rajasthan, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka on Friday.
Rajya Sabha Election 2022 Live Updates: Voting was held on 16 Rajya Sabha seats across four states- Rajasthan, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka on Friday.
In Rajasthan, the Congress won three Rajya Sabha seats while the BJP could only win one. In Karnataka, the BJP won all the three seats it contested in while the Congress managed to win only one of the two seats to which it had fielded its candidates.
Counting was on hold in Haryana and Maharashtra and Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Friday that a BJP delegation met the Election Commission and asked that the elections in these two states should be declared null and void.
However, counting began in Haryana early Saturday after the EC rejected the BJP's complaint seeking cancellation of votes of 2 Congress MLAs in the state.
The BJP's Krishan Lal Panwar and Independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma, backed by the saffron party , have won the two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana.
In Maharashtra, where counting started too for the six seats, the BJP and the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) won three each.
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Jun 11, 2022 03:51 AM IST
Maharashtra: BJP and MVA win three seats each
In Maharashtra, where counting started early Saturday for the six Rajya Sabha seats, the BJP and the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) won three each.
Jun 11, 2022 03:16 AM IST
Maharashtra: BJP wins two seats, MVA wins three; counting for sixth seat underway
Two candidates of the BJP- Union minister Piyush Goyal and Anil Bonde and three of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in Maharashtra- Praful Patel (NCP), Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena) and Imran Pratapgarhi (Congress), were declared winners in the first round of counting of votes.
Jun 11, 2022 03:08 AM IST
Haryana: Congress deletes victory tweet after one vote declared invalid
The Congress, which earlier took to Twitter and said that Ajay Maken won the Rajya Sabha seat, deleted its tweet after one vote was declared unvalid.
Jun 11, 2022 02:34 AM IST
BJP's Krishan Lal Panwar and independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma win in Haryana
The BJP's Krishan Lal Panwar and Independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma, backed by the saffron party , have won the two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana
Jun 11, 2022 01:30 AM IST
Counting of votes begins in Maharashtra, says state minister
Maharashtra state minister Jayant Patil said early Saturday that counting of votes has started in Maharashtra, news agency PTI reported. Meanwhile, the Election Commission also directed the returning officer of the state to reject the vote cast by Shiv Sena legislator Suhas Kande.
Jun 11, 2022 12:47 AM IST
Counting of votes begins in Haryana
As the Election Commission rejected the BJP's complaint seeking cancellation of votes of 2 Congress MLAs in Haryana, counting of votes has begun in the state.
Jun 11, 2022 12:46 AM IST
EC rejects BJP's complaint seeking cancellation of votes of 2 Congress MLAs in Haryana
The Election Commission on Friday rejected the BJP's complaint seeking cancellation of votes of 2 Congress MLAs in Haryana.
Jun 11, 2022 12:06 AM IST
BJP delegation meets EC, asks to declare polls null and void in Maharashtra and Haryana
"A delegation of BJP met with ECI today regarding RS elections in Maharashtra and Haryana. Our party has submitted complaints in specific states as well. We have asked that this election be declared null and void on basis of broken rules of secrecy in voting," Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters on Friday.
Jun 10, 2022 11:05 PM IST
Congress demands EC to invalidate votes of 2 BJP MLAs
Congress demands that Election Commission invalidate votes of BJP MLA Sudhir Mungantiwar and independent MLA Ravi Rana in Rajya Sabha election, alleging violation of rules
Jun 10, 2022 10:05 PM IST
Jairam Ramesh on winning Rajya Sabha seat from Karnataka
“This is not my victory. It is a victory for Team Congress. Entire Congress party, PCC chief DK Shivakumar, CLP leader Siddaramaiah, Chief Whips, all MLAs, everybody voted. Not a single invalid vote,it's really a victory for teamwork. It's Team Congress that has won.”
Jun 10, 2022 09:15 PM IST
FM Nirmala Sitharaman wins from Karnataka, says CT Ravi
BJP's candidate for RS elections from Karnataka - FM Nirmala Sitharaman, actor-politician Jaggesh & MLC Lehar Singh Siroya have won. They got more votes than the allotted ones, people from the other party helped us, announces BJP National General Secretary CT Ravi.
Jun 10, 2022 09:14 PM IST
BJP suspends Rajasthan MLA for voting in favour of Cong candidate
The BJP on Friday suspended its Rajasthan MLA Shobharani Kushwah for cross-voting in favour of Congress candidate Pramod Tiwari in the Rajya Sabha elections.
Jun 10, 2022 08:55 PM IST
BJP-backed Subhash Chandra fails to make the cut
Congress leaders Mukul Wasnik, Randeep Surjewala and Pramod Tiwari, and BJP's Ghanshyam Tiwari are set to join their colleagues in the Rajya Sabha as the party's faces from Rajasthan. However, BJP-backed independent candidate and media baron Subhash Chandra failed to make the cut with 30 votes in his kitty. Read more
Jun 10, 2022 08:30 PM IST
Gehlot congratulates Congress winners
Jun 10, 2022 08:26 PM IST
Congress wins 3 seats in Rajasthan, BJP gets 1 seat
In Rajasthan, three Congress candidates win, one from BJP. Here's the list:
Mukul Wasnik -42
Pramod Tiwari- 41
Ghanshyam Tiwari - 43
BJP-backed independent candidate Subhash Chandra trails with 30 votes.
Jun 10, 2022 07:48 PM IST
Has someone stopped the counting for RS polls, asks Sanjay Raut
Sena MP Sanjay Raut tweets, "Has someone stopped the vote counting for Rajya Sabha seats? ED's plan failed. We will only win. Jai Maharashtra."
Jun 10, 2022 07:16 PM IST
In letter to EC, Sena objects to votes of independent MLA Ravi Rana, BJP legislator Sudhir Mungantiwar
Shiv Sena is writing to the Election Commission of India objecting to the votes of Independent legislator Ravi Rana and BJP legislator Sudhir Mungantiwar.
Jun 10, 2022 07:13 PM IST
EC permission required for counting to begin, says Maharashtra minister
Permission is required from the Election Commission of India, then only will the counting begin...counting will begin, says Sena minister Eknath Shinde
Jun 10, 2022 07:01 PM IST
Poll officer rejects BJP, independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma's poll code violation charges against Congress
RK Nandal, the returning officer for the Rajya Sabha polls for two Haryana seats, had rejected the complaint of the BJP and Independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma that Congress MLAs Kiran Choudhary and BB Batra violated the conduct of election rules by showing their marked ballot papers to unauthorised persons.
In his order, Nandal wrote,"I have seen the videography ( of poll proceedings) very carefully and found that there is no breach of secrecy of ballot papers. Hence the application ( seeking cancellation of votes) is rejected.”
Jun 10, 2022 06:59 PM IST
Counting of votes has begun after Election Commission granted permission
Counting of votes has begun after Election Commission granted permission
Jun 10, 2022 06:37 PM IST
After BJP, Cong delegation reaches EC office
After BJP, a Congress delegation has reached the Election Commission office in the capital.
Jun 10, 2022 06:29 PM IST
Counting of votes in Maharashtra yet to begin
Fate of seven candidates is sealed in the ballot boxes as voting for six seats of the Rajya Sabha elections is over. 285 members of the Maharashtra Assembly exercised their voting rights in a close contest between the ruling coalition Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The counting of votes that was supposed to start at 5pm is yet to begin. Results are expected to be out within the next two hours once it is started as the Election Commission of India has taken cognisance of objections raised by the BJP. Full report
Jun 10, 2022 06:22 PM IST
Counting of votes on hold in Haryana: Report
Counting of votes on hold in Haryana. BJP met the Election Commission this evening over Haryana and Maharashtra, asking that "this election be declared null & void on basis of broken rules of secrecy in voting", reports ANI
Jun 10, 2022 06:03 PM IST
Declare RS elections in Maharashtra & Haryana null, BJP urges poll panel
A delegation of BJP met with ECI today regarding RS elections in Maharashtra and Haryana. Our party has submitted complaints in specific states as well. We have asked that this election be declared null & void on basis of broken rules of secrecy in voting: Union minister
Jun 10, 2022 05:48 PM IST
In high-octane Rajya Sabha contest, 2 union ministers among 10 key candidates
The voting for Rajya Sabha elections to 16 seats across four states of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Haryana took place. The elections were held due to the number candidates exceeding the seats in these states. The Rajya Sabha polls feature prominent figures vying for a seat in the upper house across four states. Here's a look at few of them.
Jun 10, 2022 05:41 PM IST
BJP delegation at EC office, results to be out soon
A BJP delegation, including Union Ministers Dr Jitendra Singh & Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, reaches the office of the Election Commission of India in Delhi.
Jun 10, 2022 05:17 PM IST
BJP's allegations of Cong violating poll code false, says Maken
Ajay Maken also has sent a representation to the Election Commission in New Delhi stating that the allegations of violation of conduct of election rules by the BJP were false and frivolous. Maken said that he himself saw the video footage and there was no breach of secrecy or privacy on part of the two Congress MLAs.
Jun 10, 2022 05:09 PM IST
Haryana: Cong MLAs Kiran Choudhary, BB Batra showed ballots to unauthorised people, alleges BJP
Seeking cancellation of votes of two Congress MLAs- Kiran Choudhary and BB Batra, the BJP has complained to the Election Commission that the two Congress legislators violated the conduct of election rules. A BJP delegation comprising Union Ministers M.A. Naqvi, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Jitendra Singh will meet EC Friday evening at New Delhi. The complaint said that two Congress MLAs showed their ballot papers to unauthorised persons after marking them.
Jun 10, 2022 05:01 PM IST
Counting of votes to begin shortly
The voting has ended for Rajya Sabha polls in 16 seats across four states. Counting of votes will begin shortly
Jun 10, 2022 04:43 PM IST
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar claims victory on both seats
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, "We are sure that we'll win. The way voting happened, we are confident that BJP candidates will win on both the seats. Some Congress MLAs' votes were dismissed as they violated the rules".
Jun 10, 2022 04:38 PM IST
Haryana Independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma seeks disqualification of 2 Congress votes, writes to EC
BJP-JJP backed independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma writes to Election Commission of India, demanding cancellation of votes of Congress MLAs Kiran Choudhry & BB Batra, due to "violation of the secrecy of votes in the Conduct of Election Rules 1961", ANI reported.
Jun 10, 2022 03:59 PM IST
All 200 Rajasthan MLAs cast vote for 4 RS seats; one BJP MLA cross votes
All 200 Rajasthan MLAs had cast their vote for the Rajya Sabha elections by Friday afternoon. The counting of votes for the four seats will start at 5 pm, PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2022 03:51 PM IST
Maharashtra: 285 MLAs have cast their votes till 3.30pm
In Maharashtra, 285 MLAs have cast their votes till 3.30pm in the RajyaSabhaElection, ANI reported.
Jun 10, 2022 03:09 PM IST
Rajya Sabha polls: 2 JD (S) lawmakers cross vote in Karnataka
Janata Dal (Secular) or JD (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Friday lashed out at the Congress and his party’s rebel lawmakers after at least two of them cross voted for in the Rajya Sabha in Karnataka, saying they subverted democracy. Read more
Jun 10, 2022 02:47 PM IST
Maharashtra: BJP objects to three votes of Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance MLAs
BJP has raised objections on three votes of MVA- Yashomati Thakur of INC, Jitendra Awhad of NCP and Suhas Kande of Shiv Sena. BJP has requested the Returning Officer to hold their votes invalid: BJP's Parag Alawani, polling agent for party leader Piyush Goyal, on Rajya Sabha poll, reports ANI
Jun 10, 2022 02:33 PM IST
Jailed Maha minister Nawab Malik won't be able to vote in Rajya Sabha polls
In a setback to Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik, the Bombay High Court bench of Justice Bharati Dangare refused to hear his amended petition which was filed seeking a police escort to take him to Vidhan Bhavan so that he may cast his vote in the Rajya Sabha elections. When Malik's lawyer Taraq Sayed mentioned the petition for urgent hearing, the bench heard the plea and without making any observations, rose and left. Full report
Jun 10, 2022 01:47 PM IST
Haryana former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda cast his vote
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has cast his vote in Rajya Sabha elections at the Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh.
Jun 10, 2022 01:35 PM IST
Maharashtra: 260 MLAs cast their votes till 1pm
In Maharashtra, 260 MLAs have cast their votes till 1pm in the Rajya Sabha election, news agency ANI reported.
Jun 10, 2022 01:07 PM IST
Former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy casts his vote
Jun 10, 2022 12:33 PM IST
Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik told to amend plea to vote in Rajya Sabha polls
The Bombay high court on Friday denied immediate relief to jailed Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik who had sought a day bail to cast his vote in the ongoing Rajya Sabha polls. Read more
Jun 10, 2022 12:30 PM IST
Have Voted for Cong Because 'I Love It!', Says JDS MLA
I have voted for Congress because “I love it”, said K Srinivasa Gowda, Karnataka JD(S) leader.
Jun 10, 2022 12:10 PM IST
Kumaraswamy rejects reports about cross voting as misinformation
Janata Dal (Secular) or JD (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Friday rejected as misinformation reports that his party legislators will cross vote in the Rajya Sabha polls even as at least one of the has declared support for the Congress. Read more
Jun 10, 2022 12:05 PM IST
Maharashtra | 180 MLAs cast their votes till 11:37pm
In Maharashtra, 180 MLAs have cast their votes till 11:37pm in the Rajya Sabha election, news agency ANI reported.
Jun 10, 2022 11:56 AM IST
Haryana Congress MLAs arrive at Vidhan Sabha to cast their votes
Jun 10, 2022 11:45 AM IST
40 pc of votes for Rajya Sabha polls cast till 10.30 am
Nearly 40 per cent of the votes for the Rajya Sabha elections have been cast by 10.30 am in Rajasthan, reports news agency PTI.
Jun 10, 2022 11:23 AM IST
Haryana CM ML Khattar casts his vote in Rajya Sabha elections
Jun 10, 2022 10:57 AM IST
50% of polling has been completed in Maharashtra
In Maharashtra, 50% of polling has been completed in the first 1.5 hours. 143 MLAs exercised their right to vote. More than 60 BJP MLAs and 20 Congress MLAs have cast their votes for Rajya Sabha elections, reports ANI.
Jun 10, 2022 10:48 AM IST
Why is voting required?
Every Lok Sabha MP is elected through voting, but all Rajya Sabha MPs are not elected through voting.
In fact, most Rajya Sabha lawmakers get elected without contest. Usually, political parties field a number of candidates as per their strength, and as a result, the number of candidates will be equal to the number of vacancies. In this round of elections, several candidates have already won unopposed.
However, when a party has a significant number of extra votes and can woo away some opposition MLAs to get an extra seat, it puts up an additional candidate, triggering a contest as we are witnessing in these aforementioned four states. For the 16 vacant seats in these four states, there are 20 candidates in fray. Read More
Jun 10, 2022 10:43 AM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman ‘leader of statesmanship': Karnataka minister
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is a leader of statesmanship. It is our honour to have such a political leader with no corruption background. Karnataka has benefitted because of her leadership, says Karnataka Minister CN Ashwath Narayan as voting is underway. Sitharaman is fray in the Rajya Sabha elections.
Jun 10, 2022 10:28 AM IST
Shiv Sena MLAs reach Vidhan Sabha to cast ballots
Jun 10, 2022 10:28 AM IST
Can anyone see the ballot MLAs are casting?
Yes. Unlike the popular voting process, the MLAs voting for Rajya Sabha candidates has to show their ballots to an authorised agent of their party. This process has been allowed to prevent cross-voting and corruption. But if the candidate shows her or his ballot to any other person apart from the authorised agent, the ballot would again be deemed as invalid. In 2016, two votes of Congress leaders were deemed invalid on this ground in Haryana. Read More
Jun 10, 2022 10:18 AM IST
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai casts his vote in Rajya Sabha elections
Jun 10, 2022 10:07 AM IST
How voting is done for Rajya Sabha
All elected MLAs cast their votes through a ballot paper, instead of a EVM in a state. The voting is done in the assembly house of the respective state. In the ballot paper a MLA has to mark his or her choice of candidates by ranking them. They have to use a special pen provided by the Election Commission.
If they use any other pen, or if their ballot papers remain incomplete, the vote would be regarded as invalid.
Jun 10, 2022 10:04 AM IST
Leaders from all parties cast their votes
In the first hour of the voting, leaders including, BS Yediyurappa, HD Revanna, BJP national general secretary & legislator from Chikmagaluru CT Ravi; Araga Jnanendra, Congress' Ashok Gehlot, Govind Singh have casted their votes.
Jun 10, 2022 09:38 AM IST
JD(S) leaders leave hotel to cast their vote
Janata Dal (Secular) leaders to came to Vidhana Soudha by bus to cast their votes in the Rajya Sabha elections. They were being kept at a hotel by the party in fears of being poached.
Jun 10, 2022 09:25 AM IST
Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut exudes confidence in Maharashtra
"An atmosphere that the election would be a close contest is being created, however, the all four candidates of the MVA will win after the first round of elections," said Sanjay Raut, Sena chief spokesperson and one of the four candidates of MVA. He further added, "The Uddhav Thackeray government has the support of 169 legislators. In today's election, BJP should not be shocked if we get more [than 169]."
Jun 10, 2022 09:22 AM IST
‘Forced and unnecessary': Ashok Gehlot on Rajya Sabha elections
These elections are forced and unnecessary, said Rajasthan chief minister and Congress leader Ashok Gehlot before casting his vote in the Rajya Sabha elections.
Jun 10, 2022 09:15 AM IST
Candidates in fray in Haryana
In Haryana’s 90-member assembly, former minister Krishan Lal Panwar has been fielded by the BJP, while Ajay Maken, a former union minister, is the Congress candidate. Media executive Kartikeya Sharma, an independent candidate, is being backed by the ruling alliance. The BJP has 40 MLAs in the state assembly and the Congress has 31. BJP ally Jannayak Janata Party has 10 MLAs while the Indian National Lok Dal and Haryana Lokhit Party have one each. Seven lawmakers are independents. Read More
Jun 10, 2022 08:29 AM IST
AIMIM backs MVA Rajya Sabha candidates in Maharashtra: ‘Laid certain conditions’
All India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has decided to vote for the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) candidates in the Rajya Sabha elections in Maharashtra, the party's state unit president Imtiaz Jaleel said on Friday morning. Read More
Jun 10, 2022 08:26 AM IST
Key faces of the Rajya Sabha elections
Some prominent leaders, whose fates will be decided today, include Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman, Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Randeep Surjewala and Mukul Wasnik.
Jun 10, 2022 07:31 AM IST
Maharashtra to see voting on highest number of seats in Rajya Sabha Elections
Maharashtra will see the contest on the highest number of seats on Friday with six seats going to polls. Hours before the polls, separate meetings were held by the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress, as well as the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read More