Amid fears of cross-voting in June 11 Rajya Sabha polls, the main opposition Indian National Lok Dal in Haryana has apparently packed off most of its members of Legislative Assembly to the hill resort of Mussoorie while other parties have gone into a huddle to chalk out their strategies. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has nominated Union Minister Birender Singh for one of the two seats and he is assured of a comfortable win but a keen contest is expected for the second seat between ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
It may still be some time before elections are declared to the Punjab Legislative Assembly, but the political temperature seems to be soaring already: name-calling is the order of the day and invectives are flying in thick and fast. The language being used by ...catchnews.com, 4 weeks ago
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted new faces into the Union Council of Ministers keeping an eye on the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar was elevated to Cabinet rank. After the dropping of five ministers, Tuesday's expansion took the total strength of the Council of Ministers to 78, four below the Constitutional bar of 82. Rediff.com gives you a look at newbies in the council of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Election Commission, which is holding an inquiry into the ‘ink’ row surrounding the Rajya Sabha elections in Haryana held recently, on Wednesday deferred the hearing till Saturday. While Congress-backed losing candidate R K Anand appeared before Haryana’s chief electoral officer, Independent nominee and media baron Subhash Chandra -- who won with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s support -- sought more time to appear as he was away after which the matter was put off till ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Rajya Sabha elections: breaking down the key contests in seven states catchnews.com, 2 months ago
Media baron and Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra on Saturday caused an upset when he won Rajya Sabha elections from Haryana as an Independent candidate backed by the BJP. He defeated R.K. Anand, who had the backing of the Congress, Indian National Lok Dal ...Asian Age, 2 months ago
Rebellion by Congress MLAs in Haryana helped BJP-backed Independent candidate Subhash Chandra score an upset victory as Congress stalwart Kapil Sibal pulled it off in Uttar Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha polls in which union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, Birender Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman and M A Naqvi won comfortably. Senior Congress leaders Oscar Fernandes and Jairam Ramesh were elected from Karnataka where cross-voting by rebel JD(S) MLAs enabled the ruling Congress gain a third seat. Former IPS ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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