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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, actor-politician Jaggesh, and outgoing MLC Lehar Singh Siroya of BJP, and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh of Congress were declared victorious by the poll officials after counting of votes.
Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria issued an order stating Kushwah voted for Tiwari despite a whip and that she was being suspended from the BJP's primary membership.
Congress won three of the four Rajya Sabha seats in Rajasthan, overcoming BJP-backed independent candidate Subhash Chandra.
The party's Kolar MLA K Srinivas Gowda cast his vote for the Congress candidate and admitted that he did so since he "loved" voting for the Congress nominee.
Bombay HC said it didn't wish to set a wrong precedent by entertaining Nawab Malik's plea and permitted his counsel to amend the plea to seek appropriate relief.
The salary of the President of India is ₹ 5 lakh/month. Besides the monthly salary, the President of India also gets several allowances. President Kovind also pays about ₹ 2.75 lakh in taxes.
Both Deshmukh and Malik, senior NCP leaders, are in jail in connection with separate money laundering cases being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar noted that Kovind's term ends on July 24 and his successor should be in place before that.
The Election Commission said that 4,809 members of the electoral college, comprising MPs and MLAs, are set to elect the successor to incumbent Ram Nath Kovind.
To address voting apathy in urban areas, all central and state government departments, central and state PSUs, and corporate entities with 500 plus employees will be asked to appoint a nodal officer.
The All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has two members in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, which forms the electoral college for the Rajya Sabha polls, scheduled on June 10.
Addressing a Tiranga Yatra in Gujarat's Mehsana town, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said that the people of Gujarat want a change and that change will come within six months.
The ruling Congress fielded three candidates from the state for the Rajya Sabha. The BJP has nominated one candidate and is backing a media baron Sub hash Chandra as an independent candidate.
Earlier in the day, Railway Minister and BJP's observer for Rajya Sabha elections in Maharashtra, Ashwini Vaishnaw, held a meeting with state BJP leaders. The Leader of Opposition, Devendra Fadnavis, stated that all the MLAs should vote as per their conscience.
Ashok Gehlot is set to visit Udaipur on Sunday to meet his party MLAs and Independents who have been housed in a hotel amid fears of horse-trading ahead of the election on four seats of the Rajya Sabha in the state on June 10.
"We wanted to postpone dates of RS elections so that no horse-trading is being done. BJP's intention is clear, they want to use money & central investigative agencies to destroy the environment. We are in power, they shouldn't forget this," Raut said.
Citing the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021, Gujarat's Minister of State for Education, Annapurna Devi slammed the Delhi government for a poor education system.