With comfortable strength, TRS wins all three Rajya Sabha seats in Telangana

With comfortable strength, TRS wins all three Rajya Sabha seats in Telangana

With comfortable strength, TRS wins all three Rajya Sabha seats in Telangana

Mayawati will now strive to use her UP setback to impede the BJP's attempt to push the Congress off the electoral map by taking one of the only large states the party still holds. As a Rajya Sabha member, Mr. Veerendrakumar will have term till April 2, 2022. In a tweet, Mr. Modi hoped that the newly elected MPs would effectively voice the aspirations of the states they represent.

The vote of Independent MLA D Madhav Reddy was not taken into consideration as he had shown his ballot paper to a polling agent before casting his vote.

The BJP candidates, who were in the fray for the nine seats include Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, GVL Narasimha Rao, Harnath Yadav, Ashok Bajpai, Vijay Pal Singh Tomar, Kanta Kardam, Sakaldeep Rajbhar and Anil Aggarwal. The TRS has 90 MLAs, while AIMIM which has seven members, also extended support to the ruling party candidates.

The BJP's Sameer Uranv and the Congress's Dheeraj Sahu won the two Rajya Sabha seats from Jharkhand.

In West Bengal, Singhvi and four Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidates - Nadimul Haque, Subhasish Chakraborty, Abir Biswas and Santunu Sen - won the Rajya Sabha election.

The Congress blamed the JD (S) outburst on its inability to mobilize votes to ensure Farook was elected. For the second seat, however, a JVM (P) MLA cross-voted in favour of the BJP's second nominee, Pradeep Kumar Sonthalia.

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L. Hanumanthaiah, Syed Naseer Hussain and G.C. Chandrasekhar of the Congress and Rajeev Chandrashekar of the BJP were declared elected by the Returning Officer.

The SP candidate Jaya Bachchan won the remaining one seat. Akhilesh did succeed in delivering all the "surplus" SP votes, including that of his estranged uncle Shivpal Yadav, to BSP. It has now widened the gap between it and the opposition Congress.

Prakash, Yadav and Santosh Kumar got 33, 32 and 32 votes respectively. The opposition leaders soon used the opportunity to say that the BJP used all its tricks to keep a Dalit out of the parliament.

Despite winning more votes than his BJP-back rival, Mayawati's BSP candidate lost the election for a Rajya Sabha seat due to lower second preference votes.

The saffron party's strength in the 245-member house will go from the current 58 to 69.

Two Congress members - Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and SA Sampath Kumar - could not vote as they were expelled from the House last week for allegedly hurling headphones during the governor's address, injuring Legislative Council Chairman Swamy Goud in the eye. The result was declared by Returning Officer and Legislature Secretary V.K. Babu Prakash after the voting that began at 9 a.m ended at 5 p.m. and after getting clearance from the Election Commission.

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