Rajya Sabha polls

Elections for 58 Rajya Sabha seats from 16 states on March 23

Elections for 58 Rajya Sabha seats from 16 states on March 23

 Voting for 58 Rajya Sabha seats from 16 states will be held on March 23.

Feb 23, 2018, 19:48 PM IST

Rajya Sabha polls: Gujarat High Court issues notice to EC, Ahmed Patel on Balwantsinh Rajput's plea

The EC's decision paved the way for the victory of Congress candidate Patel -- who got 44 votes, the minimum he needed to win -- in the high-stakes electoral battle. Rajput polled 38 votes.

Aug 21, 2017, 13:20 PM IST

Patel thanks Sharad Yadav for support

Janata Dal-United`s Chhotubhai Vasava, a strong tribal leader of South Gujarat, said he voted for the Congress because the BJP has been looting the state for the last 20 years and he was opposed to his party chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar joining hands with the BJP.

Aug 09, 2017, 21:36 PM IST
After Rajya Sabha win, Amit Shah says BJP will sweep Gujarat polls

After Rajya Sabha win, Amit Shah says BJP will sweep Gujarat polls

In his last speech as Gujarat Assembly legislator, Shah also reiterated his stand that the party will win 150 of 182 Assembly seats in the state. 

Aug 09, 2017, 20:43 PM IST
Road to Rajya Sabha & the suspense that unfolded: 10 points

Road to Rajya Sabha & the suspense that unfolded: 10 points

The victory charts for BJP stalwarts Amit Shah and Smriti Irani were no-brainers. It was the tussle between BJP nominee Balwantsinh Rajput and senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel that grabbed all eyeballs. 

Aug 09, 2017, 09:14 AM IST

Gujarat Rajya Sabha Election 2017: As it happened

Rajya Sabha elections 2017: Witness the Live action for the fight for 10 seats in the Upper House of the Parliament

Aug 09, 2017, 02:33 AM IST
Will fight tooth and nail in Rajya Sabha polls: BJP

Will fight tooth and nail in Rajya Sabha polls: BJP

Stating that it is confident of victory, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday asserted that it will fight tooth and nail in the upcoming Assembly poll under the aegis of the Election Commission of India.

Aug 08, 2017, 06:47 AM IST
Stage set for high-stakes Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat; Vaghela mum on choice, says Patel still friend

Stage set for high-stakes Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat; Vaghela mum on choice, says Patel still friend

The development forced the Congress to go in back-foot as it feared more defections and shifted all its MLAs to Bengaluru ahead of the crucial polls.

Aug 07, 2017, 23:13 PM IST
Confident of winning all 3 Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat: BJP

Confident of winning all 3 Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat: BJP

A day prior to the Rajya Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said it is confident that it will acquire all three seats in Gujarat.

Aug 07, 2017, 19:34 PM IST
BJP will win 3 seats, Ahmed Patel will definitely lose: Guj CM Vijay Rupani

BJP will win 3 seats, Ahmed Patel will definitely lose: Guj CM Vijay Rupani

A day before the Rajya Sabha elections, 44 Gujarat Congress legislators who were staying Bengaluru`s Eagleton Resort, have returned to their home state.

Aug 07, 2017, 06:51 AM IST
Setback to Congress as SC refuses to stay EC notification allowing NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat

Setback to Congress as SC refuses to stay EC notification allowing NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat

In a big setback to Congress, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the Election Commission notification allowing `None of the Above` (NOTA) option for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat.

Aug 03, 2017, 12:00 PM IST
SC to hear Gujarat Congress' plea seeking removal of NOTA from Rajya Sabha polls today

SC to hear Gujarat Congress' plea seeking removal of NOTA from Rajya Sabha polls today

The BJP has fielded its national president Amit Shah, Union minister Smriti Irani and Balwantsinh Rajput for the three Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat against the lone Congress candidate Ahmed Patel.

Aug 03, 2017, 07:04 AM IST

After Congress, BJP approaches EC over withdrawal of NOTA in Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls

Yesterday, the Congress had approached the EC against the use of NOTA option in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections, claiming it was violative of the Constitution and electoral laws. 

Aug 02, 2017, 20:23 PM IST
Congress wants NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls scrapped, approaches Election Commission

Congress wants NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls scrapped, approaches Election Commission

In Rajya Sabha polls, the MLAs have to show their ballot paper to an authorised party agent before putting it in ballot box.

Aug 01, 2017, 20:13 PM IST

Opposition protests in Rajya Sabha over 'abduction' of Congress Gujarat MLA

When the House met at noon, Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned the proceedings, first briefly for 15 minutes and then till 1430 hours.

Jul 28, 2017, 13:23 PM IST

RS polls: Gujarat BJP holds meeting; Congress meet on Tuesday

The meeting is taking place at a time when the Congress is going through a major turmoil after the sudden exit of its senior leader Shankersinh Vaghela last week.

Jul 25, 2017, 11:41 AM IST

MGP to support BJP candidate during upcoming RS poll, bypolls

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), an alliance partner in the Goa government, will support BJP candidate during the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.

Jul 08, 2017, 20:29 PM IST
BJP wins lone Rajya Sabha seat from Manipur; Congress defeated by margin of 18 votes

BJP wins lone Rajya Sabha seat from Manipur; Congress defeated by margin of 18 votes

President of the Manipur unit of BJP has won the state's lone Rajya Sabha seat.

May 25, 2017, 19:24 PM IST

Rajya Sabha polls in Goa, Gujarat, Bengal rescheduled

Rajya Sabha elections in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal have been postponed by the Election Commission.

May 22, 2017, 23:20 PM IST

Manas Bhuniya, Shanta Chhetri nominated by Mamata Banerjee for Rajya Sabha seats from West Bengal

Former West Bengal Congress president Manas Bhunia and ex-GNLF leader Shanta Chhetri are among the five Trinamool Congress candidates announced for Rajya Sabha seats.

May 21, 2017, 16:46 PM IST