Jun 10, 2022 3:44 PM (IST)
Another bench of Bombay HC refuses to hear Malik’s plea seeking release from jail to cast vote in RS polls
Hours after a single bench of the Bombay High Court on Friday rejected Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik’s plea seeking temporary release from jail to enable him to cast his vote in the Rajya Sabha elections, voting for which is underway, another bench of the high court refused to entertain his petition. A single bench presided over by Justice Bharati Dangre refused an immediate hearing to Malik saying there was no question of sending him for casting his vote with a police escort when permission for the same had been refused by the special court. Voting for six seats of Rajya Sabha from the state, which began at the Vidhan Bhavan here at 9 am, will continue till 4 pm. Malik, an NCP leader, is currently in jail in a money laundering case. He was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on February 23 this year in connection with a money laundering probe linked to the activities of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his aides.
Jun 10, 2022 3:40 PM (IST)
All 200 Rajasthan MLAs cast vote for 4 RS seats; one BJP MLA cross votes
All 200 Rajasthan MLAs had cast their vote for the Rajya Sabha elections by Friday afternoon. The counting of votes for the four seats will start at 5 pm. Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria admitted that one BJP MLA has cross-voted, which might make the victory of Independent candidate Subhash Chandra difficult. “How can we win two seats when we had the votes to win just one seat? We lost nothing. As far as cross-voting by one MLA is concerned, the party will take action for violating the whip,” he told reporters while leaving the assembly after polling. BJP state president Satish Poonia said the party’s high command has been informed about the cross-voting.
Jun 10, 2022 3:34 PM (IST)
JD(S) MLA defies party line to votes for Congress candidate in Karnataka
The JD(S) leadership on Friday claimed at least two disgruntled MLAs did not vote in favour of its candidate in the Rajya Sabha polls for four seats from Karnataka, defying the party’s diktat, with one of its legislators admitting he did so since he “loved” voting for the Congress nominee.
The regional party’s Kolar MLA K Srinivas Gowda cast his vote for the Congress candidate, while Gubbi MLA S R Srinivas put a blank ballot paper into the box, which will be counted as invalid, JD(S) legislature party leader H D Kumaraswamy said, fuming at his colleagues.
While Gowda accepted he voted for the Congress candidate, Srinivas rejected Kumaraswamy’s claim and insisted he voted for his party’s pick.
Jun 10, 2022 2:16 PM (IST)
Independent MLA Balraj Kundu abstains in Haryana
Independent legislator Balraj Kundu decided to abstain, saying the ruling BJP has been hit by scams while the Congress has “insulted” people by fielding outsider Ajay Maken.
Jun 10, 2022 2:10 PM (IST)
Most Maha MLAs cast their votes by 2 pm
A total of 278 Maharashtra MLAs cast their votes till around 1.30 on Friday in the election for six Rajya Sabha seats in the state, where a close contest is being played out between the ruling Shiv Sena and the opposition BJP for the sixth seat.
Jun 10, 2022 2:08 PM (IST)
278 MLAs cast vote in Mumbai till 2 pm
278 MLAs have cast their votes in Mumbai till 2 pm.
Jun 10, 2022 2:07 PM (IST)
Polling concludes in Harayana
Polling concludes in Harayana for Rajya Sabha polls. Counting to start at 5 pm.
Jun 10, 2022 1:27 PM (IST)
260 MLAs cast vote in Mumbai till 1 pm
Mumbai: 260 MLAs have cast their vote in Mumbai till 1 pm
Jun 10, 2022 1:16 PM (IST)
Wrong to take away voting rights of MLAs in jail: TMC’s Yashwant Sinha
Jun 10, 2022 1:08 PM (IST)
Haryana: JJP demands to annul votes of 2 Congress MLAs
The Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), a constituent of the ruling alliance in Haryana, has demanded from the ECI to annul the votes of two Congress MLAs — BB Batra and Kiran Chaudhary. JJP said that the MLAs didn’t show their ballot papers to the authorised agents after exercising their franchise.
Jun 10, 2022 12:50 PM (IST)
Kumaraswamy alleges horse trading bid in Karnataka, claims Siddaramaiah in touch with JD(S) MLAs
Janata Dal (Secular) chief HD Kumaraswamy on Friday alleged “horse-trading” in the Karnataka Rajya Sabha elections claiming that Congress leader Siddaramaiah was pressurising JDS MLAs to not vote for their own party but that of the candidate of the grand old party.
Jun 10, 2022 12:49 PM (IST)
JD(S) MLA Srinivasa Gowda claims he voted for Congress
Karnataka JD(S) MLA K Srinivasa Gowda on Friday said that he voted in favour of Congress as the polling for the Rajya Sabha for four Rajya Sabha seats is underway.
Jun 10, 2022 12:44 PM (IST)
Polling for two RS seats in Haryana underway, several MLAs cast vote
Several Haryana MLAs cast their votes in the first hours of voting for the two Rajya Sabha seats from the state on Friday with Congress MLAs, who were lodged in a resort in Chattisgarh’s Raipur due to poaching fears, reaching Chandigarh for the exercise.
Jun 10, 2022 12:42 PM (IST)
Plea in SC seeks stay on RS election result in Rajasthan over BSP MLAs who joined Congress
A plea has been mentioned before the Supreme Court on Friday seeking a stay on the declaration of the Rajya Sabha elections result, in view of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs who had defected to the Congress Party.
Jun 10, 2022 12:22 PM (IST)
Reports of cross voting in Rajasthan
- Reportedly, in the Rajya Sabha elections which is underway on 16 seats, BJP’ Shobha Rani Kushwaha voted for Pramod Tiwari of Congress. Shobha Rani’s husband BL Kushwaha is currently in jail.
- BJP MLA Siddhi Kumari had to cast her vote to independent candidate Subhash Chandra, but she mistakenly cast vote to Ghanshyam Tiwari.
- BJP MLA Kailash Meena from Dag had shown his vote to his agent after voting. Congress agent Govind Singh Dotsara also claimed to have seen his vote in his favour. Now the decision will be taken after watching the video recording of CCTV and Election Commission.
– Reports Manish Bhattacharya
Jun 10, 2022 12:00 PM (IST)
HC rejects Maha minister Nawab Malik’s plea seeking release from jail to cast vote in RS polls
The Bombay High Court on Friday rejected Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik’s petition seeking release from jail here to enable him to cast his vote in the Rajya Sabha elections, polling for which is underway.
Jun 10, 2022 11:46 AM (IST)
Supporters gather outside legislative assembly in Maharashtra
A large number of supporters have started gathering outside the Vidhan Bhavan for Congress Rajya Sabha candidate Imran Pratapgarhi and are praying for his victory.
Reports Jayprakash Singh
Jun 10, 2022 11:37 AM (IST)
Haryana Congress MLAs arrive at the residence of LoP & former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda
Jun 10, 2022 11:36 AM (IST)
Haryana CM ML Khattar casts his vote
Jun 10, 2022 11:17 AM (IST)
Rajasthan: 40 pc of votes for Rajya Sabha polls cast till 10.30 am
Nearly 40 per cent of the votes for the Rajya Sabha elections have been cast by 10.30 am in Rajasthan. The voting started at 9 am in the assembly building and will continue till 4 pm.
Jun 10, 2022 10:49 AM (IST)
Maharashtra: 50% of polling has been completed in the first 1.5 hours
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: Sources
Jun 10, 2022 10:16 AM (IST)
Voting underway in Karnataka, tight contest for 4th seat
Voting is underway in the Rajya Sabha polls for four seats from Karnataka on Friday, as suspense continues over the outcome of the fourth seat, for which all three political parties are contenders, despite none of them having adequate number of votes to win it.
Jun 10, 2022 10:15 AM (IST)
Polling for 2 RS seats in Haryana begins
Polling for the two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana is underway with Congress MLAs, who were lodged in a resort in Chattisgarh’s Raipur due to fear of poaching, on their way to Chandigarh.
Jun 10, 2022 10:14 AM (IST)
Jaipur | Rajasthan CM & Congress leader Ashok Gehlot casts his vote
Jun 10, 2022 10:12 AM (IST)
All candidates from MVA are going to win: Maharashtra minister Aslam Shaikh
Jun 10, 2022 10:10 AM (IST)
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai casts his vote in Rajya Sabha Election2022 at Vidhana Soudha
Jun 10, 2022 10:03 AM (IST)
Polling underway for 16 RS seats in four seats
Polling for 16 Rajya Sabha seats in four states is underway amid allegations of attempts at horse-trading by rival parties which have corralled their MLAs in hotels and scenic resorts.
Jun 10, 2022 9:15 AM (IST)
Maharashtra: AIMIM MLAs to vote for Cong candidate in Rajya Sabha polls
The All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has decided to vote in favour of the Congress candidate in fray for the Rajya Sabha polls from Maharashtra being held today.
Jun 10, 2022 8:14 AM (IST)
How are members of Rajya Sabha elected?
Members of Rajya Sabha are elected by the elected members of the Assemblies of States and Union territories in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote.
Jun 10, 2022 8:08 AM (IST)
Parties fear horse-trading, cross-voting
The MVA has shifted all its MLAs to a hotel in Mumbai fearing horse-trading. The alliance, however, is expressing confidence in bagging all the six seats from the state. While the BJP-JJP alliance has lodged their MLAs to a resort in Chandigarh, the Congress leaders were moved to a resort in the city.
Jun 10, 2022 8:06 AM (IST)
41 candidates elected unopposed
All 41 candidates from Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Telangana were elected unopposed last Friday after the biennial elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats were announced recently.
Jun 10, 2022 8:05 AM (IST)
Parties on guard ahead of high-stake polls in 4 states
The polling to elect the members of the Upper House of the Parliament on 16 Rajya Sabha seats spread across four states will take place today amid speculations of horse-trading and fears of cross-voting.
Jun 10, 2022 7:52 AM (IST)
AIMIM backs MVA Rajya Sabha candidates in Maharashtra