Congress wins lone RS seat from Uttarakhand

Out of 57 vacant RS seats, voting will take place for 27 seats today as 30 candidates were declared elected unopposed.

Published: 11th June 2016 06:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2016 11:11 PM   |  A+A-


Polling is being held today in the crucial election to 27 Rajya Sabha seats in seven states, with a keen contest on cards in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Haryana.

While 30 of the total 57 seats in the current round of biennial elections to the Upper House have already been decided without a contest, the fate of candidates for the remaining seats is yet to be announced.

Latest updates:

9.41 pm: The party was shocked by the behaviour of the 14 MLAs who apparently got their votes invalid by marking the ballot with a wrong pen. Read More

8.55 pm: Union minister Birender Singh was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha from Haryana while BJP backed-Independent candidate and media baron Subhash Chandra. Read More

8.45 pm: Rebellion by Congress MLAs in Haryana helped BJP-backed Independent candidate Subhash Chandra score an upset victory. Read More

8.36 pm: Union Minister Nirmala Seetharaman and Congress' Jairam Ramesh, Oscar Fernandes and K C Ramamurthy won Rajya Sabha seats from Karnataka. Read More

8.26 pm: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Mahesh Poddar bagged the two Rajya Sabha seats for BJP from Jharkhand. Read More

8.09 pm: Social activist Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati, a descendant of Maratha King Chhatrapati Shivaji, was nominated to Rajya Sabha. Read More

7.56 pm: BJP candidates M J Akbar and Anil Dave and Congress' Vivek Tankha were elected to the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh. Read More


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