Rajya Sabha Election Results 2022 Live Updates, Rajya Sabha Chunav Results 2022 News: The BJP gave a major blow to the ruling MVA in Maharashtra as it bagged three of the six seats in a late-night counting for Rajya Sabha polls. The BJP winners include Union minister Piyush Goyal, former state minister Anil Bonde, and Dhananjay Mahadik. Shiv Sena’s ubiquitous face Sanjay Raut, NCP’s Praful Patel, a former union minister, and Congress’ Imran Pratapgarhi also won the fiercely-fought elections.
In a jolt to the Congress, the BJP’s Krishan Lal Panwar and the saffron party-backed Independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma were declared elected for the two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana, after a high drama over allegations of violations of polling rules that delayed the counting by more than seven hours. The counting of votes began past midnight and the results were announced after 2 am on Saturday.According to Election Commission officials, Congress candidates Ajay Maken did not get enough votes. The party said one of its MLAs cross-voted while the vote of an MLA was declared invalid.
Rajya Sabha Election Results 2022 Live Updates, Rajya Sabha Chunav 2022 Results
In a major setback to Maharashtra's ruling alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, the BJP on Saturday won three of the six Rajya Sabha seats, while the ruling combine questioned the eight-hour delay in counting of votes.
The BJP winners include Union minister Piyush Goyal and former state minister Anil Bonde, and Dhananjay Mahadik. Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut, NCP's Praful Patel and Congress' Imran Pratapgarhi also won the fiercely-fought elections.
BJP's Krishan Lal Panwar and Independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma, backed by the saffron party and its ally JJP, have won the two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana. Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken did not get enough votes.
Even if one vote has been termed invalid, MVA has enough support to ensure victory of all the 4 candidates: Eknath Shinde
Election Commission passes detailed order after analysing the report of RO/ Observer/Special Observer and viewing the video footage, directs the RO to reject the vote cast by MLA Suhas Kande and permits the counting of votes to commence
Election Commission allows counting of votes in Haryana.
“This is not my victory. It is a victory for Team Congress. Entire Congress party, PCC chief DK Shivakumar, CLP leader Siddaramaiah, Chief Whips, all MLAs, everybody voted. Not a single invalid vote,it’s really a victory for teamwork. It’s Team Congress that has won,” Jairam Ramesh said.
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole writes to the Election Commission of India demanding the vote cancellation of BJP MLA Sudhir Mungantiwar & independent MLA Ravi Rana for 'violating the provisions of conduct of election rules'.
I thank the blessings that BS Yediyurappa has always extended to me. I thank every MLA and through them, the people of Karnataka for having given me the second opportunity to serve them. I thank the BJP Karnataka unit and every worker: Nirmala Sitharaman
BJP suspended its Dholpur MLA Shobha Rani Kushwaha from the primary membership for cross-voting in the Rajya Sabha polls.
BJP wins three seats, Congress bags one in Karnataka.
Congress wins three seats in Rajasthan, BJP bags one.
Congress: Randeep Surjewala, Mukul Wasnik and Pramod Tiwari
BJP: Ghanshyam Tiwari
Since MLAs choose members of the Rajya Sabha, one can assume that political parties with a higher strength in the Lok Sabha will send more MPs to the Upper House. However, that is not always the case.
In the voting system, MLAs don’t vote for each seat. If that were the case, then only ruling party candidates would make it through. Instead, the MLAs have to list different candidates in order of their preference.
If a qualifying number of voters choose a candidate as their first choice, he or she is elected. The remaining votes go to the next candidates, but with a lesser value. So, MLAs also vote for candidates from other parties.
The candidate that gets rank 1 from an MLA secures a first preference vote. In order to win, a candidate needs a specific number of such first preference votes. This number depends on the strength of the state Assembly and the number of MPs it sends to Rajya Sabha.
To win, a candidate should get a required number of votes which is known as quota or preference vote. The formula is = [Total number of votes/(Number of Rajya Sabha seats + 1)] + 1.
However, the formula is changed in case more than one seat needs to be filled. The total number of votes required for a candidate in the case is = [(Number of votes x 100) / (Vacancies + 1)] + 1.
Chief electoral officer Shrikant Deshpande asked to be present at Vidhan Bhavan where counting will be done, reports The Indian Express.
The counting of votes is currently underway in Karnataka and Rajasthan, while it has been temporarily stopped in Maharashtra and Haryana, where the BJP has approached the Election Commission seeking cancellation of polls citing foul play.
Counting of votes on hold in Haryana. BJP met the Election Commission this evening over Haryana and Maharashtra, asking that “this election be declared null and void on basis of broken rules of secrecy in voting”.
Unlike Lok Sabha elections, where members are elected directly by the people, the Rajya Sabha MPs are elected indirectly by the people, that is, by the MLAs. Read More
We are sure that we'll win. The way voting happened, we are confident that BJP candidates will win on both the seats. Some Congress MLAs' votes were dismissed as they violated the rules: Manohar Lal Khattar
A Congress delegation is also likely to meet ECI at 6.15 pm over the allegations of ‘unfair’ polling, reports The Indian Express.
A delegation of BJP met with ECI today regarding RS elections in Maharashtra and Haryana. Our party has submitted complaints in specific states as well. We have asked that this election be declared null and void on basis of broken rules of secrecy in voting: Union Min MA Naqvi
The Election Commission turned down the BJP’s demand to invalidate votes of three MLAs from the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi — Jitendra Awhad, Yashomati Thakur and Suhas Kande.
Congress candidate from Haryana, Ajay Maken writes to the Election Commission of India, stating that the demand raised by BJP-JJP backed independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma be quashed and the results be declared at the earliest.
Earlier, Sharma wrote to EC demanding cancellation of votes of Congress MLAs Kiran Choudhry & BB Batra, due to “violation of the secrecy of votes in the Conduct of Election Rules 1961”
The counting of votes for the Rajya Sabha elections will begin soon as leaders have started filing in.