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BJP demands apology from Naveen, claims BJD-Congress secret nexus

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 00:56

BJP alleged results of Rajya Sabha elections in Odisha exposed "secret understanding" between BJD and Congress and sought apology from Naveen Patnaik for defeat of Raghunath Mohapatra in the polls.

Left Front cross-voting miffs CPI(M)`s Mollah

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 20:44

Outspoken veteran CPI(M) leader Abdur Rejjak Mollah expressed outrage over cross-voting by some Left Front legislators in favour of Trinamool Congress during the Rajya Sabha elections in West Bengal.

RS polls: Opposition parties accuse TMC of poaching MLAs

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 06:38

Ahead of election to five Rajya Sabha seats in West Bengal on Friday, the Opposition on Thursday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of trying to poach their MLAs.

Congress rebel `withdraws` from Rajya Sabha poll fray in AP

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 06:18

Congress MLA Aadala Prabhakar Reddy, who entered the Rajya Sabha election fray in Andhra Pradesh as a rebel, on Thursday announced "withdrawal" of his candidature.

Two independent MLAs back BJD, Congress cry `horse trading` in RS polls

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 06:15

With 2 Independent MLAs announcing loyalties to Odisha CM on eve of Rajya Sabha polls, Congress moved the EC on seeking to debar Talcher legislator Braja Pradhan from voting Friday.

Rajya Sabha polls: Cross-voting helps Trinamool in Bengal, TRS in Andhra

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 06:02

Cross-voting by Left and Congress MLAs on Friday helped Trinamool Congress gain an extra seat in West Bengal while a similar action by Congress MLAs in Andhra Pradesh saw TRS making its debut in Rajya Sabha as high drama marked the polls to the upper House in the two states.

Two Independent MLAs turn BJD`s associate members, to vote Mohapatra

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 19:36

A day before Rajya Sabha elections in Odisha, 2 Independent MLAs-Jitu Patnaik from Champua and Braja Pradhan from Talcher announced support to ruling BJD which backed Independent Raghunath Mohapatra.

TMC cajoling Left MLAs to vote for party: CPI-M

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 18:46

Trinamool Congress workers are cajoling several MLAs of Left Front parties to vote for its candidates in the Rajya Sabha elections in West Bengal on Friday, LF major CPI(M) alleged on Thursday.

EC appoints observers for elections in four states

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 13:53

The Election Commission of India has appointed special observers for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, and West Bengal on Feb 7, a statement said Tuesday.

BJP MLAs seek Parliamentary Board`s decision on RS polls

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 22:32

Unable to take decision on supporting BJD-backed independent candidate Raghunath Mohapatra in February 7 Rajya Sabha elections in Odisha, BJP Legislature Party left matter to BJP parliamentary board.

Five candidates in fray for Four RS seats from Odisha

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 20:59

Five candidates, including 3 ruling BJD legislators, remained in race for 4 Rajya Sabha seats from Odisha in February 7 as no candidate withdrew their nominations on last date for withdrawal of names.

Nathwani, Gupta elected to RS unopposed from Jharkhand

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 20:34

Sitting MP Parimal Nathwani and RJD leader Prem Chand Gupta were on Friday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand.