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The reason why the BJP likely to get the seat despite the LJP led by Chirag Paswan having a natural claim is said to be the objections raised by the Janata Dal (United) which is extremely upset with the 38-year-old Paswan scion who put up candidates against its nominees in the recent assembly election.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

NDA likely to name BJP nominee for Rajya Sabha bypoll, LJP gets cold shoulder

By Vijay Swaroop | HIndustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:13 PM IST
The JD (U) is said to have raised objections to any claim by the LJP to the Rajya Sabha seat after Chirag Paswan badly damaged Nitish Kumar’s party in the Bihar assembly election.
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With just Zafar left in the fray, the RS election process will not be stretched till September 11—the bypoll date.(AFP)
With just Zafar left in the fray, the RS election process will not be stretched till September 11—the bypoll date.(AFP)

BJP candidate Zafar Islam set to win Rajya Sabha bypoll

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 05:19 PM IST
Zafar Islam would add to BJP’s numbers in the Rajya Sabha at the cost of the Samajwadi Party whose MP Amar Singh’s demise in Singapore on August 1 necessitated the bypoll
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EC had opposed any interference by the Supreme Court in the Gujarat RS bypolls process(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
EC had opposed any interference by the Supreme Court in the Gujarat RS bypolls process(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court refuses to interfere with EC notification on separate Rajya Sabha bypolls on 2 Gujarat seats

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 12:42 PM IST
Congress saw a chance of winning one Gujarat Rajya Sabha seat if the bypolls to both the seats were held together.
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Former IAS officer Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday formally joined the BJP at its state party office.(HT PHOTO)
Former IAS officer Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday formally joined the BJP at its state party office.(HT PHOTO)

In Odisha, BJD-BJP consensus candidate for Rajya Sabha bypoll joins BJP

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 10:05 PM IST
On Friday evening, the BJP had announced Vaishnaw’s name as its candidate for one of the three Rajya Sabha seats that fell vacant following the resignation of BJD MPs Achyut Samanta, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and Pratap Deb.
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