The BJP leader L Murugan was elected unopposed after main opposition party Congress didn’t field a candidate against him.
He filed his nomination papers at the Vidhan Sabha secretariat in presence of a host of leaders of the ruling NDA, including Bihar CM
Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri and SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav are among the 10 Rajya Sabha members from Uttar Pradesh retiring on November 25.
Of the 19 seats where polling will be held, four each are from Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, three each from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, two from Jharkhand, and one each from Manipur, Mizoram and Meghalaya.
Voting will take place from 9 am to 4 pm at Rajasthan Assembly building and the counting of votes will take place from 5 pm.
For 87-year-old Gowda, this will be the second Rajya Sabha entry, the first time being in 1996 as Prime Minister.
Both Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot have, for now, been putting up a united front, telling reporters that though the BJP was making efforts to destabilize the government these would not yield any fruit.
The JD(S), which has 34 seats in the assembly, is not in a position to win a seat in Rajya Sabha on its own and will need support from the Congress with its surplus votes.
On Sunday night, the Congress shifted over 20 MLAs, mainly from North Gujarat region, to a resort in Sirohi.
Kadadi has served as the Belagavi district Panchayat president while Gasti is a lawyer by profession and former general secretary of the BJP's OBC Cell.
The resignation of third party MLA serves as yet another blow to the opposition Congress ahead of the June 19 Rajya Sabha polls for four seats from the state.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, by President Ram Nath Kovind.
'There is a viewpoint that post-retirement appointment is itself a scar on judicial independence of the judiciary,' Ranjan Gogoi said.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi''s tenure as judge and as CJI was marked by some controversies and allegations of sexual harassment, of which he was later cleared.
The strength of the Congress party in the 182-member Gujarat Assembly has come down to 69 from 73.
K C Venugopal, Rajiv Satav and senior Supreme Court advocate K T S Tulsi are also among the Congress candidates for RS polls
The failed Operation Lotus, irrespective of its outcome, has once again brought out the fissures within the MP Congress and indicated that various party leaders, including legislators, are not happy with the organisation.
The Rajya Sabha elections in Rajasthan was necessitated after the death of BJP MP Madan Lal Saini, who passed away in a Delhi hospital.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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