Rajya Sabha Polls

  • Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman files nomination June 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday filed her nomination for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Andhra Pradesh going to polls next month. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, BJP presidents of the state and Telangana K Haribabu and G Kishan Reddy and leaders of TDP and BJP accompanied...
  • JD(U) cracks the whip on rebels, suspends MLA Ravindra Rai June 9, 2014

    Cracking the whip on rebels in the party, JD(U) national President Sharad Yadav on Sunday suspended Mahua MLA Ravindra Rai. The move came on the eve of the deadline for the filing of nominations for the Rajya Sabha polls. But as the rebels put up a united front against the party...
  • Horse trading case: Charges framed against industrialists RK Agarwal, Pawan Dhoot February 16, 2014

    A special CBI court has framed charges against industrialists RK Agarwal and Pawan Dhoot and independent candidates in the rescinded 2012 Rajya Sabha polls, and one Sunil Maheswari. The three were accused in the 'horse trading' case lodged by the CBI after cancellation of the 2012 Rajya Sabha elections for two...
  • West Bengal: Several Left MLAs go missing ahead of Rajya Sabha polls February 6, 2014

    Kolkata: A political drama is playing out in West Bengal just days ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections. Several MLAs of the Left Front have gone missing as the Trinamool Congress battles it out to secure all five Rajya Sabha seats. One of the missing MLAs, Revolutional Socialist Party's Ananta Deb...
  • Rajya Sabha polls: Digvijaya Singh, two others elected unopposed from the state January 31, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, BJP vicepresident Prabhat Jha and senior BJP leader Satya Narayan Jatiya were on Friday declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha in the biennial elections for the Upper House from Madhya Pradesh. The announcement was made by Returning Officer and the Assembly's Principal Secretary Rajkumar Pandey...
  • Rajya Sabha polls: CP Thakur, four others elected unopposed from the state January 31, 2014

    All the five candidates three from ruling JD(U) and two from BJP were declared elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Bihar on Friday. The five are Ramnath Thakur, Harivansh, Kahkasha Parveen (all from JD(U)), C P Thakur and R K Sinha (BJP). All the three JD(U) candidates are new faces...
  • Pawar, Goel among 25 likely to be elected unopposed to RS January 28, 2014

    Union minister Sharad Pawar, Congress leader Murli Deora, RPI's Ramdas Athawale and Vijay Goel (BJP) are likely to be elected unopposed along with 21 others in various states in the February 7 biennial polls to the Rajya Sabha as Digvijay Singh and Kumari Selja entered the fray on Tuesday. The victory...
  • JD(U)'s Thakur, Parveen and Harivansh file nomination for RS polls January 28, 2014

    The JD(U) candidates Ramnath Thakur, Kahkasha Parveen and Harivansh on Tuesday filed nomination papers for Rajya Sabha polls from Bihar. Accompanied by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and senior party leaders, the JD(U) candidates submitted their nomination papers to the Legislative Assembly's Acting Secretary Phul Jha. Tuesday is the last day for filing...
  • RS Polls: Vora, Deora among Cong nominees; no word on Dikshit January 26, 2014

    The Congress on Sunday announced the names of seven candidates, including Motilal Vora, Murli Deora and Ranjib Biswal, for the February 7 Rajya Sabha polls, but there was no decision yet on the nomination of former Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit. All India Congress Committee (AICC) treasurer Vora (86) was renominated...
  • N Kiran Reddy skips Delhi visit to attend House debate on Telangana Bill January 24, 2014

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday skipped a proposed visit to Delhi to meet AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh to discuss the issue of Rajya Sabha polls in view of the ongoing Assembly session, where Telangana Bill is being discussed currently. Reddy has informed Singh, incharge of...
  • No talks yet, but DMDK invited for alliance, says Karunanidhi January 22, 2014

    DMK president M Karunanidhi on Wednesday reiterated there have been no talks with the DMDK on forging an alliance for the general elections but an invite has been sent to the party. "No alliance talks have been held with the Vijayakantled DMDK and the DMK party. An invitation to DMDK for...
  • Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Prajatantrik party not to join Rajya Sabha polls January 27, 2014

    The second main opposition party of the state Jharkhand Vikas MorchaPrajatantrik (JVMP) on Monday decided it would neither field a candidate nor support any party in the Feb 7 Rajya Sabha polls. "A party meeting took place on Tuesday in which it was decided not to field candidate in the...
  • Kanimozhi's visit to Sonia was a courtesy call: Bhakta Charan Das June 29, 2013

    Playing down DMK MP Kanimozhi visit to Sonia Gandhi after she was reelected as a Rajya Sabha member from Tamil Nadu, Bhakta Charan Das said it was a courtesy call. ...
  • Kanimozhi meets Sonia in Delhi to thank her for support in RS polls June 29, 2013

    DMK MP Kanimozhi met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Saturday to thank her for supporting her in the Rajya Sabha elections from Tamil Nadu. The Congress support had set off speculations that it was cosying up to former ally DMK. ...
  • Kanimozhi thanks Sonia for Cong's support in RS polls June 29, 2013

    New Delhi: DMK MP Kanimozhi met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Saturday to thank her for supporting her in the Rajya Sabha elections from Tamil Nadu. Congress, however, said the meet was just a courtesy call and that it is too early whether the two parties will...
  • RS poll: Vijayakant charges dissident MLAs with betraying him June 29, 2013

    Chennai: Stung by crossvoting of seven dissident DMDK MLAs in Thursday's Rajya Sabha polls, party founder and Leader of the Opposition Leader in the assembly Vijayakant on Friday charged them with betrayal as they were given a political identity by him. Putting up a brave face in the wake of...
  • Kanimozhi, D Raja elected to Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu June 27, 2013

    Chennai: DMK President M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi was on Thursday reelected to Rajya Sabha with Congress support from Tamil Nadu after a contest with actor Vijayakanth's DMDK candidate. Four AIADMK candidates, including the party leader in Rajya Sabha V Maitreyan and CPI's D Raja, however, registered comfortable wins as expected...
  • TN: Karunanidhi thanks Sonia for support to Kanimozhi in RS poll June 26, 2013

    Chennai: DMK Chief M Karunanidhi has thanked Congress President Sonia Gandhi for supporting his daughter Kanimozhi in the Rajya Sabha elections. Congress on Tuesday had decided to lend its support to DMK leader Kanimozhi for the June 27 Rajya Sabha polls from Tamil Nadu. This despite the fact that the ties...
  • Congress to support Kanimozhi in Rajya Sabha polls June 26, 2013

    Chennai: After days of indecision, Congress on Tuesday had decided to lend its support to DMK leader Kanimozhi for the June 27 Rajya Sabha polls from Tamil Nadu. The Congress's support could help facilitate Kanimozhi's return to the Upper House, with 32 in her favour. Kanimozhi is pitted against DMDK...
  • Congress decides to support DMK in the RS polls from TN June 26, 2013

    Chennai: Congress on Tuesday decided to support estranged ally DMK for the June 27 Rajya Sabha polls from Tamil Nadu, with its five MLAs all set to vote for DMK nominee Kanimozhi. TNCC president BS Gnanadesikan said AICC General Secretary and party's incharge for Tamil Nadu Mukul Wasnik had informed...
  • RS polls: Decision on support for TN seats to be taken by Congress on Monday June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: With stakes high, Congress high command is expected to take a decision tomorrow on the issue of support in the June 27 biennial election for six Rajya Sabha seats from Tamil Nadu. The issue has kept the DMK and DMDK on tenterhooks, which are locked in a fierce...
  • Fifth term to Rajya Sabha from Assam an honour: PM May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday termed his reelection to the Rajya Sabha for a fifth term from Assam as an honour and pledged to develop the northeastern state further. "It is a great honour for me that the people of Assam, through their elected representatives in the state's...
  • PM elected for the fifth time to Rajya Sabha from Assam May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was on Thursday elected to the Rajya Sabha once again from Assam. This is the fifth time he has been elected to the Upper House of Parliament. PM Manmohan Singh got 49 votes. The Congress's other candidate from Assam, Santius Kujur was also elected. He said, "It...
  • PM files affidavit correcting age to 80 in RS poll papers May 21, 2013

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Congress Rajya Sabha candidate from Assam, has filed a fresh affidavit correcting his age to 80 prior to scrutiny of the nominations on Tuesday. The Prime Minister submitted the fresh affidavit two days ago correcting his age to 80 from 82 as given earlier in...
  • Will endeavour to work for Assam's development, says PM May 15, 2013

    Guwahati: Claiming that Assam was like home to him, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said he would endeavour to work for the development of the state that he has been representing in the Rajya Sabha since 1991. Briefly addressing the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in the Assembly premises...
  • Manmohan Singh to file RS nomination in Guwahati today May 15, 2013

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will arrive in Guwahati on Wednesday to file his nomination papers for seeking reelection to the Rajya Sabha for the fifth successive time from the state. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh. The elections are scheduled to be held on...
  • Jharkhand RS polls: CBI conducts raids at 39 places May 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted raids at 39 places across Jharkhand and some places in Kolkata. The premises of over 12 MLAs from different parties were raided. The raids were conducted in connection with the recovery of over Rs 2 crore during the Rajya Sabha elections. ...
  • Jharkhand RS polls: BJP leader Ahluwalia loses May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) its leader SS Ahluwalia lost the Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand. Ahluwalia, who was a former Rajya Sabha deputy leader of opposition, needed 23 votes but could secure only 20 in the polls held on Thursday. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha...
  • Jharkhand RS poll begins; BJP, JMM at odds May 3, 2012

    Ranchi: The elections to the Rajya Sabha are being held in Jharkhand on Thursday. The poll is slated to decide the fate of three candidates, including that of S S Ahluwalia from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Even as the poll has begun, the BJP and the JMM (Jharkhand Mukti Morcha)...
  • Jharkhand: Rajya Sabha elections to be held today May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Elections to the Rajya Sabha will be held in Jharkhand on Thursday. The elections will decide the fate of three candidates including the BJP's SS Ahluwalia. The BJP and JMM are still at odds over his nomination. The Election Commission (EC) had countermanded the elections following allegations of...