Rajya Sabha 2020 Election: Results of 8 states declared; BJP wins in MP, Gujarat, Manipur and Congress takes Rajasthan

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Rajya Sabha Election Results 2020: The BJP pocketed Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Manipur, while Congress won in Rajasthan.

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2020 Rajya Sabha Elections Results: The Bharatiya Janata Party won three, while the Congress had to settle for just one state as results of all eight states that went to polls for Rajya Sabha were declared late on Friday. The BJP pocketed  Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Manipur, while Congress won in Rajasthan. The Bharatiya Janata Party won three of the four Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat. The Congress secured one seat. The winners are — Abhay Bharadwaj, Ramila Bara and Narhari Amin (all BJP) and Shaktisinh Gohil (Congress). In Jharkhand, the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the BJP have won one seat each. The winning candidates are JMM president Shibu Soren and BJP’s Jharkhand unit president Deepak Prakash. While Shibu Soren got 31 votes, BJP’s Prakash secured 30 votes. Congress’ Shahzada Anwa managed to secure just 18 votes. In Madhya Pradesh, BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has emerged victorious comfortably. Of the three Rajya Sabha seats, the BJP has bagged two seats while the Congress one. Besides Scindia, BJP candidate Sumer Singh Solanki and Congress’ Digvijaya Singh emerged victorious. In Rajasthan, the ruling Congress two seats while the opposition settled with one seat. The winners are — KC Venugopal and Neeraj Dangi (both Congress) and Rajendra Gehlot (BJP). In Andhra Pradesh, the ruing YSRCP of Jagan Mohan Reddy won all the four Rajya Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh. The four candidates are Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose, Mopidevi Venkata Ramana Rao, A Ayodhya Rami Reddy and Parimal Nathwani. In Manipur, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Leisemba Sanajaoba defeated Congress’ T Mangi Babu. Assembly Speaker had allowed three rebel Congress MLAs to vote. The three had pledged support to the ruling BJP. The three BJP MLAs who resigned did not cast their votes. The four NPP ministers who had withdrawn their support exercised their franchise. In Meghalaya, National People’s Party candidate WR Kharlukhi has won. In Mizoram, Mizo National Front candidate K Vanlalvena was declared victorious.

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    22:51 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Gujarat Rajya Sabha ElectionResult: BJP wins 3, Congress 1

    The BJP has bagged three Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat, while the Congress wins one. Abhay Bharadwaj, Ramila Bara and Narhari Amin of the BJP have won. From the Congress, Shaktisinh Gohil has secured win.

    21:47 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajasthan Rajya Sabha Election: Winners collect their winning certificates

    Congress leaders KC Venugopal & Neeraj Dangi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajendra Gehlot collect their winning certificates for Rajya Sabha elections.

    21:45 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Congress' win in RS elections in Rajasthan a birthday gift for Rahul Gandhi: Surjewala

    AICC spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the party's win in Rajya Sabha was a birthday gift for Rahul Gandhi.

    21:37 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Counting of votes begins in Gujarat

    Counting of votes has now begin in Gujarat after the ECI dismissed the objections raised by the Congress on the grounds of not having merit.

    21:26 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajya Sabha 2020 Election Result Live: EC permits counting of votes in Gujarat

    The Election Commission has dismissed the issues raised by the Gujarat Congress on the grounds of not having merit. The EC has now given its nod to count votes in Gujarat. The Congress had demanded that the EC invalidate two BJP votes on different grounds.

    21:12 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    43 first timers to enter Rajya Sabha

    As many as 43 first timers are set to enter the Upper House accounting for 72 per cent of vacancies being filled up, a PTI report said.

    21:02 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Gujarat Rajya Sabha Election 2020 Result

    Gujarat Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani said the Congress has sought cancellation of votes cast by BJP MLA Kesrisinh Solanki and minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama. "As long as our grievances about voting are not dealt with, counting will not start. We submitted our objections to the EC representative here after voting ended," said Dhanani.

    20:34 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Mizoram Rajya Sabha Election Result: MNF candidate wins

    In Mizoram, Mizo National Front candidate K Vanlalvena elected to the lone Rajya Sabha seat. The contest here was a triangular.

    20:31 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajya Sabha Election 2020

    The Election Commission had n February announced election to fill 55 vacant Rajya Sabha seats. The polling was schedued for Mar 26. Of the 55 seats, 37 were elected unopposed and the polling for the remaining 18 seats was deferred due to Coronavirus outbreak. The ECI later announced election for six more seats -- Karnataka (4 seats), Mizoram (1 seat) and Arunachal Pradesh (1 seat). The seats in Karnataka and Arunachal were filled uncontested.

    20:12 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Andhra Pradesj Rajya Sabha Election - YSRC wins all 4 seats

    The ruling YSRC led by Jagan Mohan Reddy has bagged all the four seats. Winners - Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose, Mopidevi Venkata Ramana Rao, A Ayodhya Rami Reddy and Parimal Nathwani.

    20:10 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajya Sabha Election 2020 Results - Manipur and Meghalaya

    In Manipur, BJP candidate Leisemba Sanajaoba secured a comfortable win. Leisemba defeated Conngress nominee T Mangi Babu.

    In Meghalaya, National People's Party candidate WR Kharlukhi has won.

    19:53 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajya Sabha Election Result: Counting in Gujarat yet to begin

    The counting of votes for four Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat is yet to begin. The Congress is demanding from the Election Commission invalidate two BJP votes on different grounds.

    19:44 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot congratulates winners

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot congratulated Congress leaders KC Venugopal and Neeraj Dangi for winning Rajya Sabha seats.

    19:40 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Gujarat Rajya Sabha Election Results

    Apart from 103 MLAs of the BJP, including Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, 65 members of Congress and one MLA of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) cast their ballots before 3 pm. The only Independent MLA, Jignesh Mevani, also cast his vote.

    19:16 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Jharkhand Rajya Sabha Election Result: Shibu Soren wins from Jharkhand

    Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) president Shibu Soren and BJP's Jharkhand unit president Deepak Prakash win election to Rajya Sabha. While Shibu Soren got 31 votes, BJP's Prakash secured 30 votes. Congress' Shahzada Anwa managed to secure just 18 votes.

    18:48 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajya Sabha Election Gujarat Result: Congress wants EC to cancel two BJP MLAs votes

    Meanwhile, the Congress has urged the Election Commission to cancel two BJP MLAs' votes. The party has complained Bhupendrasinh Chudasama's election was quashed by the Gujarat High Court and his Assembly membership no longer existed. It also said Kesarisinh cast his vote through a proxy voter.

    18:44 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Madhya Pradesh Rajya Sabha Election Result: BJP wins 2, Congress 1

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Madhya Pradesh has won two seats. The opposition Congress won one seat. The winners are Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sumer Singh Solanki (both BJP) and Digvijaya Singh (both Congress)

    18:42 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajasthan Rajya Sabha Eleection Result: Congress wins 2 seats, BJP 1

    The ruling Congress in Rajasthan has won two seats while the BJP bagged one seat. The winners are -- KC Venugopal and Neeraj Dangi (both Congress) and Rajendra Gehlot (BJP)

    18:09 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Meghalaya Rajya Sabha Election Result: NPP wins Meghalaya Seat

    National People's Party candidate WR Kharlukhi wins Rajya Sabha seat from Meghalaya. "I thank all the MDA partners for bestowing their support to the National People’s Party," CM Conrad Sangma tweeted soon after the result was declared.

    18:08 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Madhya Pradesh Rajya Sabha Election: BJP accuses Congress of being anti-Dalit

    BJP leader and minister Narottam Mishra has accused the Congress of insulting party's Dalit leader Phool Singh Baraiya by placing him as the second preference nominee. The BJP has fielded Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sumer Singh Solanki for the Rajya Sabha election. The Congress had fielded Digvijaya Singh and Phool Singh Baraiya.

    17:57 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajya Sabha Election Result Live: BJP wins lone seat in Manipur

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Manipur has won the lone Rajya Sabha seat. BJP candidate Leisemba Sanajaoba defeated Congress' T Mangi Babu. 

    17:56 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Followed all guidelines: Rajasthan Congress MLA Wajib Ali responds to police complaint

    Rajasthan Congress MLA Wajib Ali said that he followe all guidelines while casting his vote. Ali said that he had tested negative for the infection today itself. His reaction comes in the wake of a police complaint filed by the BJP.

    17:41 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Mizoram Rajya Sabha Election Result: Lone BJP MLA skips voting

    The lone BJP MLA in Mizoram Buddha Dhan Chakma did not vote in the elections for the single Rajya Sabha seat in which NDA ally MNF is locked in a triangular fight.

    17:35 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajya Sabha Election Results: 2 Bharatiya Tribal Party MLAs skip voting in Gujarat

    Two Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) MLAs in Gujarat skipped polling. Two BTP MLAs -- Chhotu Vasava and his son Mahesh said they will not vote until they are given a written assurance about the welfare of tribals, migrants and Dalits.

    17:33 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajya Sabha Election 2020: Peaceful voting for 3 Rajya Sabha seats in northeast

    Voting for three Rajya Sabha seats in as many northeast states (Meghalaya, Mizoram and Manipur) underwent peacefully with several precautionary measures in place in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    17:25 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajya Sabha Elections Resutl Live: 170 MLAs cast vote in Gujarat

    Of the 172 MLAs eligible to vote in the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat on Friday, 170 MLAs cast their votes, while two others from the Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) stayed away from the process after they demanded a written assurance about the welfare of tribals, migrants and Dalits.

    17:21 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajya Sabha Election 2020 Result Live Update: Leaders set to enter RS for first time

    Prominent leaders set to enter the Rajya Sabha for the first time include Jyotiraditya Scindia, Mallikarjun Kharge, Tambi Durai, KC Venugopal and KR Suresh Reddy.

    17:15 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajasthan Rajya Sabha Election Result: Police complaint against Congress MLA Wajib Ali

    The BJP has filed a police complaint against Rajasthan Congress MLA Wajib Ali. The saffron party has alleged that Ali flouted the coronavirus guidelines. It said Ali had returned from Australia one day ago and did not undergo the mandatory 14 days quarantine.

    17:07 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Manipur Rajya Sabha Election Result 2020

    Three BJP MLAs in Manipur who recently resigned from the Assembly, didn't vote in the Rajya Sabha. Polling for the only Rajya Sabha seat took place on Thursday amid tight security on Friday. Besides, 3 BJP MLAs, four NPP ministers who had withdrawn their support, have, however, exercised their franchise. Lone TMC MLA also skipped the polling process.

    16:36 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajya Sabha Election 2020: Polling concludes

    Polling for 19 Rajya Sabha seats in 8 state started at 9 am and got over at 4 pm. The counting of votes will begin at 5 pm.

    16:25 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajasthan Rajya Sabha Election: Sachin Pilot confident of Congress' victory

    Rajasthan deputy CM Sachin Pilot expressed confidence that the Congress will win the Rajya Sabha polls. He claimed that efforts were made to create confusion and spread rumour, but the candidates nominated by the AICC are going to win. "Both of our party candidates are going to win and I want to wish them in advance for their victory," he said.

    16:10 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Voting underway for two Rajya Sabha seats in Jharkhand with safety measures

    With precautionary measures in place owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, polling was underway on Friday for two Rajya Sabha seats in Jharkhand, where three candidates are in the fray, including ruling JMM founder and former chief minister Shibu Soren. Congress leader Shahzada Anwar and BJP state president Deepak Prakash are the two other candidates.

    15:43 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu casts his vote

    TDP leader and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu casts his vote for Rajya Sabha elections in Amaravati.

    15:37 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Rajya Sabha election: Voting ends in Madhya Pradesh

    Voting has ended in Madhya Pradesh after all the 206 MLAs cast their votes. Voting took place for three vacant Rajya Sabha seats in the state. The 206 MLAs included a Congress MLA who has tested COVID-19 positive. The BJP is likely to win two seats and the Congess one.

    14:58 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Lone NCP MLA in Gujarat voted for BJP: Report

    The BJP has claimed that the lone NCP MLA in Gujarat has voted for the party candidate in the Rajya Sabha polls. NCP MLA Kandhal Jadeja, however, said, "Voting has been done according to the party line."  Notably, Jadeja was also present at a meeting of BJP MLAs held yesterday on mock voting.

    14:33 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Congress approached BJP MLAs: Gujarat CM Rupani

    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the opposition Congress had approached the BJP MLAs ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls. "But their tactics did not succeed," he said and expressed confidence that all three candidates of the BJP will win.

    14:21 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Manipur Rajya Sabha Election: CM Biren Singh casts vote

    Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh arrives at the state Assembly to cast his vote for one seat of Rajya Sabha. The election in Manipur is also likely to be interesting following the resignation of nine members of the ruling coalition.

    14:04 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Madhya Pradesh: Congress MLA who tested COVID ve arrives at Assembly

    Madhya Pradesh: A Congress MLA who had tested positive for coronavirus arrives at the Legislative Assembly in Bhopal to cast his vote.

    13:23 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    How are MPs elected to Rajya Sabha - Formula explained

    The Rajya Sabha has a maximum membership of 245 seats. Of the 245, 233 are elected by the legislatures of the states and UTs using single transferable votes through Open Ballot. The remaining 12 members are appointed by the President for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    13:07 (IST)19 Jun 2020
    Voting underway in Jharkhand for two Rajya Sabha seats

    Voting is underway for two Rajya Sabha seats in Jharkhand, where three candidates are in the fray, including ruling JMM founder and former chief minister Shibu Soren.

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