RS polls: After bypoll losses, BJP grabs extra RS UP seat

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made significant gains after the conclusion of the biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha on Friday.

Party MLA from Purwa, Anil Kumar Singh, announced his support for the BJP candidate.

Out of the 58 vacancies across 16 states, 33 candidates from 10 states had already been elected unanimously. The BJP used its extra 28 votes to tilt the balance while one BJP ally is said to have gone against the NDA its clear that more from the SP-BSP combine switched loyalties. If their understanding - still very fragile - holds, the BJP could lose a colossal amount of ground in UP where it won a sumptuous 72 of 80 seats in 2014.

Earlier, after receiving the winning certificate, a huge rally of party workers led newly elected Rajya Sabha Member Saroj Pandey to BJP state headquarters, where she participated in celebrations along with them.

The cross-border implications of yesterday's Rajya Sabha contest are immediate. With a total tally of 43 legislators, BJP forced the elections after it named a second candidate despite being aware of 27 votes needed to win one seat.

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Congress's L Hanumanthaiah, Syed Naseer Hussain and G C Chandrasekhar, and BJP's Rajeev Chandrashekar were declared elected after a complaint by the JDS to the Election Commission caused delay in taking up counting of votes.

All four Trinamool candidates - sitting Rajya Sabha member Nadimul Haque and first time nominees Subhasish Chakraborty, Abir Biswas and Santanu Sen - emerged victorious in the vote count.

Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party Leader at cabinet minister in Yogi Government Om Prakash Rajbhar with BJP Leader Suresh Rana at Lucknow State Assembly. The Rajya Sabha elections took place on Friday. Akhilesh did succeed in delivering all the "surplus" SP votes, including that of his estranged uncle Shivpal Yadav, to BSP. Sources say two votes - one Bjp and one BSP were disqualified. However, The Indian Express reported that an analysis of the numbers revealed that while the Samajwadi Party's additional votes were transferred to the BSP, independent MLA Raja Bhaiyya, who had pledged his support to the Samajwadi Party, did not vote for its candidate. Elections on the remaining 58 seats were held because those holding them will retire in April.

Backed by the Asaduddin Owaisi's party, AIMIM, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) won all the three seats. The Congress' candidate, Dheeraj Sahu, defeated the BJP's Pradeep Sonthalia by a fraction of a value of votes, after the Election Commission took into consideration the second preference votes of three BJP MLAs, NDTV reported.

Similarly, RLD chief Ajit Singh expelled his Chhaprauli MLA Sahender Singh Ramala who was accused of casting invalid vote deliberately to help BJP candidate.

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