Rajya Sabha Election Highlights: On June 10, 2022, during Rajya Sabha elections in Jaipur, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress candidates Pramod Tiwari, Mukul Wasnik, and Randeep Surjewala gave the victory sign.
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In Karnataka, three of the four seats went to the BJP
On Friday, voting took place for 16 Rajya Sabha seats in four states: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, and Rajasthan. The results for all four states were announced early on Saturday morning. Even though the BJP tried to change the game in Rajasthan by supporting an independent candidate, the Congress won three seats and the BJP won one. In Karnataka, three of the four seats went to the BJP because two Janata Dal (Secular) legislators voted for the other party. The Congress was able to keep one seat.
In Haryana, one seat went to the BJP and the other went to an independent candidate that the BJP supported. The Congress was unable to win in the State. In Maharashtra, the BJP beat the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance by winning three out of six seats in a very close race. In both of these states, the counting of votes didn’t start for more than eight hours after both sides made complaints and counter-complaints.
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Jayant Patil, NCP State president and election in-charge, said
Rajya Sabha Election Highlights: After 1 a.m. on Saturday, the Election Commission gave the go-ahead for Maharashtra’s Rajya Sabha votes to be counted. The counting was supposed to start at 5 p.m. on Friday, but it couldn’t because the BJP went to the EC and said that three MLAs from the ruling alliance of MVA broke the rules. The MVA had also filed a complaint against the BJP that was very similar to this one.
“After eight hours of waiting, the process has begun,” Jayant Patil, NCP State president and election in-charge, said. The State Minister said that it took the ECI almost eight hours to decide whether or not the votes that were questioned were valid.
The Election Commission gave the returning officer permission
The election board told the person in charge of counting votes in Maharashtra to throw out Suhas Kande’s vote. After the Election Commission gave the go-ahead, vote counting also started late Friday night in Haryana, officials said.
Rules were broken, and people complained, so the counting had to be put on hold. Officials said that the counting started after midnight because the Election Commission gave the returning officer permission to do so. The BJP and the Independent candidate it backed have asked the Election Commission to throw out the votes of two Congress MLAs in the State.
These results will hurt the relationship between the JD(S) and the Congress
Rajya Sabha Election Highlights: Even though these results have bigger political effects in each state, they won’t make much of a difference in the numbers in the Rajya Sabha, where the BJP will still be far ahead of the Congress with 95 seats.
In Karnataka, Nirmala Sitharaman, who is the Union Finance Minister, and Jairam Ramesh, who is a senior Congress leader, won. Kannada actor Jaggesh and former MLC Lahar Singh Siroya are the other two people from the BJP who won. Srinivas Gowda, a JD(S) MLA, went against the party’s orders. He told reporters that he voted for Congress because he loved the party and hinted that he would be switching sides soon. S.R. Srinivas, another JD(S) MLA, was said to have voted for the BJP. Before the Karnataka Assembly elections in 2023, these results will hurt the relationship between the JD(S) and the Congress.
The additional candidate of the Sena is defeated by the BJP
Seven people from Maharashtra were running for six seats. The BJP was running for three seats, and the MVA was running for four seats. Sena’s Sanjay Pawar and the BJP’s Dhananjay Mahadik were fighting over the sixth seat. In the first round, the winners were Imran Pratapgarhi of the Congress (44 votes), Praful Patel of the NCP (43 votes), Sanjay Raut of the Sena (42 votes), and Piyush Goyal and Anil Bonde, both of the BJP (48 votes each). The number needed to win was 41. Mr. Pawar and Mr. Mahadik each got 33 and 27 first choice seats. In the second round, Mr. Goyal and Mr. Bonde each gave seven more votes to Mr. Mahadik, which made sure that he would win.
The two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana went to the BJP’s Krishan Lal Panwar and the Independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma, who was backed by the saffron party. This was a blow to the Congress. Ajay Maken of the Congress party did not get enough votes to win.