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Rajya Sabha polls: Big upset for Cong in Himachal, wins 3 seats in Karnataka; BJP bags one extra in UP

Polling was held for 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh, four in Karnataka and one seat in Himachal Pradesh. On February 20, 41 candidates including BJP chief J P Nadda, former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Union ministers Ashwini Vaishnaw and L Murugan were elected unopposed to the Upper House.

  • Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Odisha Rajya Sabha candidates elected uncontested
Odisha Rajya Sabha candidates elected uncontested

As no other candidates from other parties contested for the three seats, the two nominees of the Biju Janata Dal(BJD), Debasish Samantaray and Subashish Khuntia, and the lone candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Ashwini Vaishnaw were elected uncontested on Tuesday.

  • Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Odisha Rajya Sabha poll results to be declared on February 20: Returning Officer
Odisha Rajya Sabha poll results to be declared on February 20: Returning Officer

Returning Officer for the Rajya Sabha elections, Abanikanta Pattnaik said, “Only three candidates filed their nominations for the three vacant Rajya Sabha seats. If there had been contest in all three seats, elections would have been conducted.”  

  • Thursday, 15 February 2024
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
‘Vaishnaw for RS’ is part of larger deal for Odisha polls

Vaishnaw had never been in parliament when he was named as the BJP candidate in 2019 despite the party lacking the numbers in the state assembly.

  • Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Rajya Sabha Election
‘Tactical larger plan’: Odisha Congress blasts BJD for backing BJP Rajya Sabha nominee Ashwini Vaishnaw

Taking to his official X (formerly Twitter) handle, the newly-appointed in-charge of the Odisha Congress, Ajoy Kumar wrote, “BJP-BJD bonhomie! The ‘Tactical Larger plan’ of the two erstwhile ‘married alliance’ is on the move!.”

  • Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Ashwini Vaishnaw named BJP candidate for Rajya Sabha election
Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw named BJP's Rajya Sabha candidate from Odisha, BJD extends support

Ending all speculations, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday named Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw as its candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election in Odisha.

  • Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Ashwini Vaishnaw’s Odisha visit triggers speculation over Rajya Sabha nomination 
Ashwini Vaishnaw’s Odisha visit triggers speculation over Rajya Sabha nomination 

As per reports, the Union Railway Minister is coming to Odisha on a two-day visit starting from tomorrow. Though some programmes have been scheduled on February 14, he has no specific programmes on February 15, the last date for nomination filing for Rajya Sabha. This has given credence to the speculation, even though both parties have not yet given any indications.

  • Tuesday, 13 February 2024
Third Rajya Sabha nominee from Odisha: Suspense continues as BJD remains tight-lipped
Third Rajya Sabha nominee from Odisha: Suspense continues as BJD remains tight-lipped

Various circles are busy doing guesswork about the probability of a leader being chosen either from southern or western Odisha. Observers believe that in his usual style of functioning, the BJD supremo and Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik may spring a surprise.

  • Tuesday, 13 February 2024
BJD candidates file nomination for Rajya Sabha election
BJD’s Debasish Samantaray, Subhasish Khuntia file nomination for Rajya Sabha election

CM Naveen Patnaik and other BJD leaders were present during the filing of the nomination papers in the state Assembly today.

  • Tuesday, 13 February 2024
BJD announces Debashish Samantaray, Subhasish Khuntia as Rajya Sabha nominees  
BJD announces Debashish Samantaray, Subhasish Khuntia as Rajya Sabha nominees  

Ending days of speculation, the Biju Janata Dal(BJD) announced the names of Debashish Samantaray and Subhasish Khuntia as nominees to the Rajya Sabha. However, the ruling party is yet to announce its third nominee. 

  • Monday, 12 February 2024
Political circles abuzz over BJD's probable picks for Rajya Sabha
Political circles abuzz over BJD's probable picks for Rajya Sabha

As per reports, a number of party leaders are aspiring for RS seats, but the ruling party is making assessments of political benefits while choosing the candidate ahead of the general elections, informed sources.

  • Saturday, 10 February 2024
Rajya Sabha Elections
Notification out for Rajya Sabha polls in Odisha; nomination filing till Feb 15, voting on Feb 27

It is pertinent to mention here that the election will be conducted for three Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha held by Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Prashanta Nanda, and Amar Patnaik, whose terms end on April 3, 2024.

  • Thursday, 08 February 2024
In RS address, PM Modi lambasts Congress, takes jibe at Kharge over '400 par' statement
In RS address, PM Modi lambasts Congress, takes jibe at Kharge over '400 par' statement

Replying to the Motion of Thanks on President’s address, PM Modi rained blows on the grand old party while holding it responsible for India’s backwardness in the 'pre-2014 era'.

  • Wednesday, 07 February 2024
Raghuram Rajan
Raghuram Rajan rubbishes reports of his Rajya Sabha candidature; what led to such speculations?

Taking to LinkedIn, Rajan wrote, "There has been some speculation in the press about my recent meetings and a Rajya Sabha seat. I have not discussed a Rajya Sabha seat with any party. I am an academic, not a politician."

  • Saturday, 03 February 2024
Rajya Sabha Election On February 27
Rajya Sabha election for 3 seats in Odisha on February 27

According to ECI, the term of office 56 members of the Council of States elected from 15 states including Odisha is due to expire on their retirement in April 2024.

  • Monday, 29 January 2024
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