Polling to fill the vacant seats in Rajya Sabha begins

Polling for the elections to fill the 19 seats in Rajya Sabha starts today. It was earlier scheduled on March 26, later postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Voting is underway in four seats each in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, three each in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, two in Jharkhand, and one each in Manipur, Mizoram and Meghalaya.

The development to the polling, in which seats from 10 states are at stake, was considered by a renewal of harbor politics, termination, changing parties and accusations of extortion.

In both Gujarat and Rajasthan, Congress whiped aside it’s herd, prosecuting the BJP of soliciting to acquire it’s MLAs.

The scene was further complicated in Gujarat, where the BJP had battled to seize the seat of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel 3 years ago and closely lost.

A convenient majority in the Rajya Sabha is utmost important for BJP to navigate bills through the upper house. The NDA is in need of 30 seats for majority in the upper house.


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