UP finishes race for RS, all nominees elected unopposed
Lucknow: The race for the Rajya Sabha in Uttar Pradesh was completed today with all the 10 candidates elected unopposed, as expected.
On Monday, as soon as the withdrawal period was over, the Election Officer announced that the candidates would be elected unopposed. With this, the BJP has reached the best position in the Rajya Sabha for the first time in parliamentary history and the Congress in the worst condition.
Those who reached the Rajya Sabha from these seats in Uttar Pradesh include Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Arun Singh, former DGP Brijlal, Neeraj Shekhar, Haridwar Dubey, Geeta Shakya, BL Sharma and Seema Dwivedi from BJP. At the same time, one seat has gone to Ram Gopal Yadav of the Samajwadi Party and one seat to Ramji Gautam of the Bahujan Samaj Party.
On November 25, the tenure of 10 Rajya Sabha MPs is coming to an end. These include three MPs from the BJP, four from Samajwadi Party, two from BSP and one from Congress. In the Rajya Sabha elections, the BJP was in a position to win 9 candidates in UP, but left only one seat vacant.
While this bet of the BJP surprised everyone, the Congress and SP accused the BJP and BSP of behind-the-scene alliances.
After the results in 11 seats of the Rajya Sabha of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, BJP is at the peak in the House, while the Congress seats have become the lowest in history. Now the BJP will have a total of 92 seats, while the Congress will have only 38 seats. As for the NDA, the total number of seats in Rajya Sabha will be 112. This number is just 10 seats away from the majority figure.
The total seats in the Rajya Sabha are 245, out of which the President nominates members on 12 seats. Elections are being held on the remaining seats.