Rajya Sabha Election Results 2022 Highlights: BJP wins big in Maharashtra, Haryana; top guns Sitharaman, Surjewala, Raut elected

Rajya Sabha Chunav Results 2022 Live Updates: The Election Commission has allowed counting of votes in Haryana and Maharashtra. Results for both states will be announced shortly.

Rajya Sabha Chunav Results 2022 Live Updates: The Election Commission has allowed counting of votes in Haryana and Maharashtra. Results for both states will be announced shortly.

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.

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Rajya Sabha Election Results 2022 Live Updates, Rajya Sabha Chunav 2022 Results

06:53 (IST) 11 Jun 2022
Maharashtra | BJP bags three of 6 seats in major setback to MVA

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.

06:48 (IST) 11 Jun 2022
Haryana: BJP bags one, other goes to BJP-JJP backed Kartikeya Sharma

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.

01:22 (IST) 11 Jun 2022
MVA has enough support to win all four seats: Eknath Shinde

Even if one vote has been termed invalid, MVA has enough support to ensure victory of all the 4 candidates: Eknath Shinde

00:55 (IST) 11 Jun 2022
Maharashtra Rajya Sabha Election Results: EC allows counting, rejects MLA Suhas Kande’s vote

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

00:54 (IST) 11 Jun 2022
Election Commission allows counting of votes in Haryana

Election Commission allows counting of votes in Haryana.

22:34 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Not my victory, but of team Congress: Jairam Ramesh

“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.

22:23 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Maharashtra RS Polls | Congress demands cancellation of votes of BJP’s Mungantiwar and Independent MLA Ravi Rana

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'.

22:01 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Nirmala Sitharaman thanks Yediyurappa, party’s Karnataka unit

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

21:21 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Karnataka Rajya Sabha Election Results | Nirmala Sitharaman, Jaggesh and Lehar Singh Siroya win for BJP

20:56 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Karnataka Rajya Sabha Election Result 2022: BJP bags three seats, Congress wins one despite cross-voting by JD(S) MLA

The BJP on Friday won three out of the four seats in the Rajya Sabha polls in Karnataka while the Congress bagged the fourth seat. The JD(S), which had fielded its lone candidate, drew a blank. Read More

20:55 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Rajasthan Rajya Sabha Results | BJP suspends Dholpur MLA for cross-voting

BJP suspended its Dholpur MLA Shobha Rani Kushwaha from the primary membership for cross-voting in the Rajya Sabha polls.

20:43 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Karnataka RS Polls | BJP wins three seats, Congress bags one

BJP wins three seats, Congress bags one in Karnataka.

20:31 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
‘Victory of democracy’: Ashok Gehlot on Rajasthan Rajya Sabha election results

20:15 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Rajasthan Election Results 2022: Congress wins three seats, BJP bags one

Congress wins three seats in Rajasthan, BJP bags one.

Congress: Randeep Surjewala, Mukul Wasnik and Pramod Tiwari

BJP: Ghanshyam Tiwari

19:54 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Explained: Rajya Sabha voting process, formula

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.

19:31 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Maharashtra Rajya Sabha Elections | CEO asked to present at Vidhan Bhavan during counting

Chief electoral officer Shrikant Deshpande asked to be present at Vidhan Bhavan where counting will be done, reports The Indian Express.

19:19 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Maharashtra RS Polls | Permission from EC awaited to begin counting of votes: Shiv Sena Minister Eknath Shinde

19:09 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Counting underway in Karnataka and Rajasthan

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.

18:29 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Counting of votes halted in Haryana

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”.

18:22 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Rajya Sabha elections 2022: How is a Rajya Sabha MP elected? Process and formula – EXPLAINED

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

18:18 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Haryana Rajya Sabha Election | Manohar Lal Khattar confident of winning both seats

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

18:11 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Congress delegation to meet ECI shortly

A Congress delegation is also likely to meet ECI at 6.15 pm over the allegations of ‘unfair’ polling, reports The Indian Express.

18:05 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
BJP approaches EC, seeks cancellation of Rajya Sabha polls

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

17:45 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
BJP delegation approaches ECI

17:26 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Maharashtra Rajya Sabha Election | EC turns down BJP’s demand to invalidate three MVA votes

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.

17:25 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Haryana Rajya Sabha Elections | Kartikeya Sharma approaches EC seeking cancellation of votes of Congress MLAs Kiran Choudhry & BB Batra

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”

17:22 (IST) 10 Jun 2022
Counting to begin shortly

The counting of votes for the Rajya Sabha elections will begin soon as leaders have started filing in.

Two factors are set to make the contest between the BJP and the Congress in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections more intense. One is the discontent within the Congress ranks over the party fielding “outsiders”, which has given the BJP a sense of opportunity and the other is the entry of two media barons — Subhash Chandra and Kartikeya Sharma — both backed by the saffron party.

Chandra and Sharma’s entry have made the contest tough for the Congress in Rajasthan and Haryana respectively. Meanwhile, a Mumbai court’s denial of bail to jailed Maharashtra ministers Nawab Malik and Anil Desmukh has reduced the MVA government’s head count against the saffron party.

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