Rajya Sabha Polls Live, Rajya Sabha Chunav 2022 Voting Live Updates: Polling for 57 vacant Rajya Sabha seats across 15 seats is being held today with the results to be announced later in the day. The voting is scheduled to conclude at 4 pm and the results be will announced thereafter. After 41 members in 11 states having been elected unopposed, the contest is for 16 seats in the remaining four states — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana and Rajasthan — where the number of candidates exceeds the seats going to the polls..
Prominent among those whose electoral fate will be decided are Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal, Congress candidates Randeep Surjewala, Jairam Ramesh and Mukul Wasnik, and Shiv Sena’s ubiquitous face Sanjay Raut. All these leaders are expected to win without a hiccup.
2022 Rajya Sabha Election Voting Live Updates: Polling for 16 seats in four states today
Haryana Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, “One MLA has yet not cast his vote. There is a possibility that he would also cast his vote. Till this moment, according to the circumstances and equations, it appears that BJP nominee Krishan Panwar will win and Independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma will also win.”
“One MLA has yet not cast his vote. There is a possibility that he would also cast his vote. Till this moment, according to the circumstances and equations, it appears that BJP nominee Krishan Panwar will win and Independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma will also win”: Manohar Lal Khattar quoted by The Indian Express
The returning officer has dismissed the BJP’s claims of votes of 3 MLAs being invalid. BJP had raised objections on three votes of MVA- Yashomati Thakur of INC, Jitendra Awhad of NCP and Suhas Kande of Shiv Sena, reports News18.
A plea has been mentioned before the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the declaration of the Rajya Sabha election result, in view of six BSP MLAs who had defected to the Congress, reports news agency ANI.
A vacation bench of Justices MR Shah and Aniruddha Bose said it would hear the plea only after a response from the Chief Justice is received for the listing of the plea.
Rajasthan Rajya Sabha Elections | 260 MLAs have cast their votes till 1 pm
The BJP has demanded that party’s Dholpur MLA Shobharani Kushwah’s vote be rejected, since she has allegedly cross-votes in favour of a Congress, reported The Indian Express.
Asked about Kushwah, BJP state president Satish Poonia, without taking any names, said that, “The Returning Officer will decide. So far it’s only being discussed. Only once the counting takes place will it be decided.”
Meanwhile, BJP MLA from Garhi in Banswara, Kailash Chandra Meena, showed his vote to the polling agent Rathore but apparently ended up showing his vote to Congress state president and polling agent Govind Singh Dotasra erroneously too, who claimed that he had seen the vote so it should be rejected.
“I can not vote for the BJP’s candidate because these people have looted the State. I will not vote for Kartikeya Sharma because he is a candidate supported by people who are drenched in corruption. But then does it mean that should I vote for Congress candidate. My inner conscience, however, asked me that why couldn’t Congress find even a single suitable candidate from Haryana. Why did they have to get an outsider (Maken) and nominate him from our State. This is an insult to our Haryana. Thus, I have decided that I’ll not cast my vote and shall stay absent. I will not vote for anybody”, Balraj Kundu said outside Vidhan Sabha premises.
Maharashtra Rajya Sabha Elections 2022: 180 MLAs have cast their votes till 11:37pm in the Rajya Sabha election
The Bombay High Court 's Justice Prakash D Naik refused to entertain Nawab Malik's plea seeking permission to go to the Vidhan Sabha to cast his vote in the Rajya Sabha elections. He asked Malik to go to the appropriate bench that hears bail applications.
BJP's Anil Vij expressed confidence over winning both the seats in Haryana, while speaking to mediapersons Friday.
CM Manohar Lal Khattar said, “I participated in this festival of democracy, today. I am confident that representatives chosen by us and sent to Rajya Sabha will surely play a vital role in policy making and in nation’s service.”
50% of polling has been completed in the first 1.5 hours. 143 MLAs exercised their right to vote. More than 60 BJP MLAs and 20 Congress MLAs have cast their votes for Rajya Sabha elections, reports ANI quoting sources.
Laxmikant Vajpayee (BJP), Radhamohan Aggarwal (BJP), Surendra Nagar (BJP), Darshana Singh (BJP), Sangeeta Yadav (BJP), Baburam Nishad (BJP), Mithlesh Kumar (BJP), Kova Laxman (BJP), Javed Ali (SP), Jayant Chaudhary (joint SP-RLD candidate), Kapil Sibal (Independent with SP backing)
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Our 13 independent MLAs are with Congress. We have 126 votes, and all three candidates of Congress will win: Rajendra Guda, former BSP MLA who later joined Congress
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot called Rajya Sabha elections “forced and unnecessary” ahead of the elections. (ANI)
Voting is currently underway for 16 seats in four states — Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Haryana and Karnataka.
Union minister Piyush Goyal, Anil Bonde, Dhananjay Mahadik (BJP), Praful Patel (NCP), Sanjay Raut and Sanjay Pawar (Shiv Sena) and Imran Pratapgarhi (Congress) are in fray for the six seats. The contest is for the sixth seat – between BJP's Mahadik and Sena's Pawar.
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Voting for 14 seats in four states is set to begin at 9 am and conclude at 4 pm. The results will be announced thereafter.
With 41 of the 57 new members having been elected unopposed already, a contest is on to elect the remaining 16 MPs from four states — Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Haryana.
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