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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.

RS nominations of senior leaders: Cong dismisses panic factor

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 19:41

Congress Wednesday dismissed suggestions that nomination of leaders like Digvijay Singh and Madhusudan Mistry for the Rajya Sabha indicate any panic in the party about defeat in Lok Sabha polls.

Intense lobbying in all parties as process for Rajya Sabha nominations begins

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 09:49

With the process for filing nomination papers for the election to the vacant seats of Rajya Sabha beginning from January 21, intense lobbying has begun in all political parties to secure ticket for entering the Upper House of Parliament.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hails Lokpal Bill, calls it landmark step

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 19:07

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday that the passing of the Lokpal Bill by the Rajya Sabha was a landmark step.

Bill in RS for Upper House in Assam

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 19:15

The process of setting up a Legislative Council in Assam, nearly 66 years after it was abolished, gained momentum as a bill to this effect was introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.

Gogoi welcomes creation of Upper House in Assam

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 19:15

The decision of the Union Cabinet for creating a Upper House in Assam 66 years after it was abolished was today welcomed by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

RS withdraws names of BJP MPs who disrupt House

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 15:36

In a ‘victory’ for the BJP, the Rajya Sabha Secretariat withdrew the names of 20 party MPs from a list of members who disrupted the Upper House.

Sixty-one Rajya Sabha vacancies to arise by mid-next year

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 11:09

With 61 Rajya Sabha seats to fall vacant in the next one year, the stage is set for fresh political hobnobbing and overtures.

Japan to monitor online campaigning for Upper House race

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 16:01

Prefectural police headquarters across Japan set up task forces to crack down on election violations prior to the upper House election slated for July 21, focusing particularly on online campaigning.