Rajya Sabha polls

Rajya Sabha polls will be held on June 19, before this Gujarat Congress MLA Brijesh Merja resigned from his membership. He also resigned from primary membership of party.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that NOTA (None of the above) option cannot be allowed in the Rajya Sabha elections as it would ‘wholly undermine the purity of democracy’. “The option of NOTA may serve as an elixir in direct elections but in respect of election to Council of States which is a …

But the BJP made it a prestige fight in Gujarat from where both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah hail in an apparent attempt to inflict another crushing blow on the Congress in the assembly elections scheduled later this year

Gandhinagar: The Congress on Tuesday said party legislators who cross-voted in the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat will be suspended with immediate effect. “Whoever has cross-voted will be suspended with immediate effect,” party General Secretary Ashok Gehlot told reporters here. Gehlot, in charge of the Congress affairs in Gujarat, said this after legislators cross-voted in the …

Kolkata: West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday announced to support Congress candidate Pradip Bhattacharya for the forthcoming Rajya Sabha polls. It may be mentioned that the announcement has opened up possibilities of a new political alignment in the state. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier in the day held a meeting with Bhattacharya and Leader of …

New Delhi: The Election Commission announced on Friday that voting for 10 Rajya Sabha seats, including nine from Gujarat and West Bengal whose incumbents’ terms are coming to an end next month, will take place on August 8. By-election will be held on August 8 to fill one Rajya Sabha vacancy caused by death of then Union …

Lucknow:  Preeti Mahapatra’s decision not to withdraw from the Rajya Sabha contest  has caused  an additional worry to  the Samajwadi Party. The meeting of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav with Raghu Raj Pratap Singh on Monday is being seen in this context in the political circles. …