The elections to fill 57 vacant Rajya Sabha seats were held on Friday. The contest was narrowed down to 16 seats in four states — Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Haryana and Karnataka — after 41 members in 11 states were elected unopposed.
In Rajasthan, where the contest was on for the fourth seat after the entry of BJP-backed Independent candidate Subhash Chandra, the Congress managed to bag three seats while the fourth one went to the BJP.
Randeep Singh Surjewala, Pramod Tiwari and Mukul Wasnik won for the Congress whereas Ghanshyam Tiwari bagged the fourth seat for the BJP. Chandra, who was supposed to be giving to a tough fight to Pramod Tiwari, lost.
In Karnataka, the BJP bagged three seats while the Congress could win just one seat despite a JD(S) MLA cross-voting in its favour.
The ruling MVA suffered a major setback in Maharashtra as the opposition BJP bagged three of the six seats while the three ruling alliance partners won one seat each.
The Congress also suffered a major jolt in Haryana where the BJP’s Krishan Lal Panwar and the saffron party-backed Independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma were declared elected for the two Rajya Sabha seats.
Here is the full state-wise list of winners:
Congress — Pramod Tiwari, Randeep Surjewala, Mukul Wasnik
BJP — Ghanshyam Tiwari
BJP — Piyush Goyal, Anil Bonde, Dhananjay Mahadik
Shiv Sena — Sanjay Raut
NCP — Praful Patel
Congress — Imran Pratapgarhi
BJP — Krishan Lal Panwar
Independent — Kartikeya Sharma
BJP — Nirmala Sitharaman, Jaggesh, Lehar Singh Siroya
Congress — Jairam Ramesh