Rajya Sabha Polls

  • Horse trading case: Charges framed against industrialists RK Agarwal, Pawan Dhoot 15-02-2014 11:13 PM

    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CBI court has framed charges against industrialists RK Agarwal and Pawan Dhoot and independent candidates in the rescinded 2012 Rajya Sabha polls, and one Sunil Maheswari.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...
  • West Bengal: Several Left MLAs go missing ahead of Rajya Sabha polls 06-02-2014 07:11 PM

    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...
  • Rajya Sabha polls: Digvijaya Singh, two others elected unopposed from the state 31-01-2014 09:05 PM

    Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, BJP vice-president 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...
  • Rajya Sabha polls: CP Thakur, four others elected unopposed from the state 31-01-2014 06:35 PM

    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...
  • Pawar, Goel among 25 likely to be elected unopposed to RS 28-01-2014 09:36 PM

    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...
  • JD(U)'s Thakur, Parveen and Harivansh file nomination for RS polls 28-01-2014 03:20 PM

    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...
  • RS Polls: Vora, Deora among Cong nominees; no word on Dikshit 26-01-2014 09:51 PM

    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...
  • N Kiran Reddy skips Delhi visit to attend House debate on Telangana Bill 24-01-2014 06:14 PM

    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, in-charge...
  • No talks yet, but DMDK invited for alliance, says Karunanidhi 22-01-2014 05:50 PM

    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 Vijayakant-led DMDK and the DMK party. An invitation to DMDK...
  • Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Prajatantrik party not to join Rajya Sabha polls 20-01-2014 11:31 PM

    The second main opposition party of the state - Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) 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...
  • Kanimozhi's visit to Sonia was a courtesy call: Bhakta Charan Das 29-06-2013 08:40 PM

    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 29-06-2013 02:28 PM

    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 29-06-2013 01:18 PM

    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 29-06-2013 05:39 AM

    Chennai: Stung by cross-voting 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 27-06-2013 07:27 PM

    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 26-06-2013 06:40 PM

    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...
  • Congress to support Kanimozhi in Rajya Sabha polls 26-06-2013 10:10 AM

    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 26-06-2013 01:20 AM

    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 in-charge for Tamil Nadu Mukul Wasnik had informed...
  • RS polls: Decision on support for TN seats to be taken by Congress on Monday 24-06-2013 12:53 AM

    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 31-05-2013 01:54 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday termed his re-election 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...
  • PM elected for the fifth time to Rajya Sabha from Assam 30-05-2013 06:48 PM

    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....
  • PM files affidavit correcting age to 80 in RS poll papers 21-05-2013 02:45 PM

    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...
  • Will endeavour to work for Assam's development, says PM 15-05-2013 05:29 PM

    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 15-05-2013 06:05 AM

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will arrive in Guwahati on Wednesday to file his nomination papers for seeking re-election 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...
  • BJP accuses poll panel of UPA bias 06-06-2009 12:58 PM

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