Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicRajya Sabha polls

Topic: Rajya Sabha polls

BJP unlikely to get Rajya Sabha majority, any setback in 2022 polls will even hit current tally

BJP currently has 93 MPs in the Rajya Sabha, which has a total strength of 245. The halfway mark for a majority is 123.

BJP set to win 10 Rajya Sabha seats amid drama in Gujarat and Manipur

Of the 24 Rajya Sabha seats up for grabs Friday, Congress is set to win 5 and BJP 10 if the Election Commission rejects the former’s objections in Gujarat.

Cross-voting, turncoat MLAs allowed to vote: How BJP won lone Rajya Sabha seat in Manipur

The victory is a shot in the arm for the BJP govt in the state that was thrown into a crisis after nine ruling coalition members, including four ministers, resigned Wednesday.

Manipur Congress moves to remove assembly Speaker, says he’s behaving like BJP MLA

The notice comes after Speaker Y. Khemchand advanced proceedings on disqualification of 7 Congress MLAs, who crossed over to the BJP, to 18 June from 22 June.

‘Season’s sale’ in Rajasthan and the Chinese balloon air pump for Nepal

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Resort politics in the desert state now, Rajasthan Congress shifts its MLAs to Jaipur hotel

Rajasthan Congress is fearing attempts by BJP to 'poach' MLAs ahead of 19 June Rajya Sabha polls. In Gujarat too, party has shifted MLAs to different resorts.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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