Rajya Sabha Election: Voting for 19 seats underway; Congress, BJP set for close fight

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Rajya Sabha Election: Voting for 19 seats underway

Elections for 19 Rajya Sabha seats unfold throughout eight states have begun at 9 AM right now. The contest is for 4 seats in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, three every from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, two from Jharkhand, and one every from Mizoram, Manipur and Meghalaya. The outcomes will probably be introduced by the Election Commission by the tip of Friday. Ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls on Friday, hectic political exercise continued as a part of last-minute administration from either side — the BJP and the Congress. 

The closest battle is in Gujarat the place the BJP in its final leg effort has managed to get the assist of the NCP MLA to spice up its probabilities of successful three seats within the state.

Sources within the BJP stated the lone NCP MLA Kandhal Jadeja has attended the BJP legislature celebration meet and the celebration’s numbers have now gone as much as 104 within the state. But the BJP continues to be in need of one vote because it wants 105 votes to get all its three candidates elected.

Gujarat has 4 seats going to the polls and the Congress is on the backfoot after three of its MLAs resigned in June and 5 in March. The celebration is lowered to 65, in need of 6 MLAs to win the second seat. The Congress claimed that it’s in need of only one vote for the second candidate to win. Congress in-charge Rajiv Satav stated, “we are hopeful to win both the seats and have the required numbers.”

In Rajasthan although, the Congress is comfortably positioned however the BJP is making an attempt arduous to get the second seat as there are 4 candidates within the fray for the three Rajya Sabha seats within the state. Congress sources say that they are going to simply handle each the seats although the BSP has raised objection to its six MLAs who’ve merged with the celebration. Congress has lodged its MLAs in a resort. The BJP has fielded Onkar Singh Lakhawat because the fourth candidate.

In the excessive profile election in Madhya Pradesh, the place Jyotiraditya Scindia is within the fray after whose revolt the Congress authorities fell, the second Congress candidate Phool Singh Baraiya will discover it powerful to get elected however the Congress is getting ready to problem it in courtroom. Digvijaya Singh is slated to bag one Rajya Sabha seat.

The newest coup for Congress and a few reprieve has come from Manipur within the North East the place the celebration was in a position to reverse ‘Operation Kamal’. A day forward of the Rajya Sabha polls, the celebration has turned the tables and it might be candy revenge for Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The Congress has fielded T Mangi Babu and the BJP has fielded former King Leishemba Sanajaoba.

“The BJP is on the verge of losing the seat and the government in Manipur. The BJP was busy in poaching in big states and we have pulled the carpet from under their feet in Manipur. This is the ‘beginning of the end’ of the BJP in the northeast,” stated a Congress chief of Manipur.

In Jharkhand, the Congress hoped that Chief Minister Soren will muster the numbers however plainly Congress candidate Shahzada Anwar won’t make it to the Upper House. 

However, Congress in-charge of the state RPN. Singh stated, “We are trying to impress the MLAs to vote for the Congress as BJP was short of two.” 

But sources say that AJSU will assist the BJP, so now Shibu Soren of the JMM and Deepak Prakash of the BJP are comfortably positioned to enter the Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand.

On Friday, 19 seats are going to the polls in eight states.

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