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Opposition alleges use of coercion, threats in RS polls in Jharkhand

Opposition led by Congress and JMM Tuesday accused the ruling BJP of alleged coercion and threats in the recent biennial polls to the Upper House to get its candidates elected.

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav expands Cabinet for 7th time, Balram Yadav re-inducted

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav expands Cabinet for 7th time, Balram Yadav re-inducted

Three new faces were inducted as Akhilesh Yadav expanded Uttar Pradesh Cabinet today, perhaps for the last time before state assembly polls next year. 

Never opposed candidature of Chidamabaram, Rane: Gurudas Kamat

Former union Minister Gurudas Kamat on Thursday said he had never objected to the nomination of P. Chidambaram to the Rajya Sabha or Narayan Rane's nomination for the Maharashtra Legislative Council elections.

Amid horse-trading allegations, Congress shifts 14 Independent Karnataka MLAs to Mumbai hotel ahead of RS polls

Amid horse-trading allegations, Congress shifts 14 Independent Karnataka MLAs to Mumbai hotel ahead of RS polls

Congress moved 14 Independent MLAs from Karnataka to a five-star hotel in Mumbai ahead of Rajya Sabha elections.

Rajya Sabha polls: Stage set for contest in five states

With 57 seats, Congress is short of just one vote to win the polls while BJP needs eight extra votes to ensure the victory of Gotia. That makes BSP's four MLAs crucial for Gotia.

Rajya Sabha polls in Kerala on April 20

 Biennial elections to Rajya Sabha for three seats from Kerala falling vacant next month would be held on April 20.

Rajya Sabha polls: Chandy to hold talks with UDF partners

 Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said a decision on candidates for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections from the state would be taken after discussions with ruling UDF partners.

Curtains lifted on PDP-BJP alliance in RS polls: Omar Abdullah

Asserting that PDP and BJP are together as the curtains have now been lifted, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said these parties should come in open and form the government to bring people of the state out of sufferings.

Voting for Rajya Sabha seats begins in J&K

Voting for four Rajya Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir began on Saturday. Eighty-seven members of the Legislative Assembly form the electoral college.

NC, Congress won't fight each other in RS polls

 The National Conference will back Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Feb 7 Rajya Sabha elections for four seats in Jammu and Kashmir.

Transfer orders by Governor sending confusing signals: Omar Abdullah

National Conference working President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra ordering transfers in state administration and the PDP and BJP entering into a seat sharing agreement for Rajya Sabha polls were sending confusing signals.

PDP names two candidates for Rajya Sabha polls

 The PDP on Friday named two candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir scheduled to be held Feb 7

BJP, PDP alliance likely before Feb 7?

There was intense speculation on Tuesday about an imminent alliance between the BJP and the PDP before Feb 7 when elections for four Rajya Sabha seats are to be held in Jammu and Kashmir. Leaders admitted to informal talks on government formation.

Four JD(U) MLAs disqualified from Bihar Assembly

Four JD(U) MLAs were on Saturday disqualified from Bihar Assembly for anti-party activities, including cross voting in Rajya Sabha election.

Rajya Sabha polls: Birender Singh, Prabhu to file nominations today

Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu, who have been nominated by the BJP for bye-elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana, will file their nominations on Tuesday.

Feel proud after filing Rajya Sabha nomination from UP: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

Feel proud after filing Rajya Sabha nomination from UP: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

Union Cabinet Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday filed his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha from Lucknow and said that he felt proud to have filed it from Uttar Pradesh.

Congress leader PL Punia files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha

Senior Congress leader PL Punia Friday filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha in the presence of senior party leaders and legislators.

Rajya Sabha poll process begins in Uttar Pradesh

The electoral process for the Rajya Sabha polls for 10 seats from Uttar Pradesh has been initiated, officials said Tuesday.

Congress seeks report on two MLAs cross-voting in RS bypoll

Taking strong note of two MLAs indulging in cross-voting in Rajya Sabha bypoll in Bihar, the Congress High Command has sought a report from state unit for initiating disciplinary action against them, party sources said on Friday.

BJP downplays JD(U)`s win, slams Nitish for aligning with Lalu

Putting up a brave face after two independent candidates lost the Rajya Sabha bypoll in Bihar on Thursday, the BJP claimed that former CM Nitish Kumar had lost it politically by allying with RJD.