BJP Comfortable at 69 Against Congress’s 50 in Rajya Sabha

[Lucknow,Delhi] BJP Comfotable at 69 Against Congress’s 50 in Rajya Sabha
The BJP has made a significant gain of 11 additional seats while the Congress made an overall loss of four in the biennial elections to 58 Rajya Sabha seats,leaving its main rival far behind
Its 28 candidates emerged victorious in the polls held yesterday against 17 retiring members, while the Congress won only 10 seats while 14 of its members will retire next week.
A calculation of tallies show that the BJP’s strength in the 245-member House will go from the existing 58 to 69 and that of the Congress will fall from 54 to 50 when the new MPs take oath next week.
However, a majority in the Council of States will continue to elude the BJP-led NDA.
It recently suffered a setback when the Telugu Desam Party, its ally of four years, decided to break ties. The TDP has six members in the House.
The Modi government’s bills have often been stalled in the House, where it has lacked a majority, by a united opposition after it managed to pass them in the Lok Sabha, where it enjoys a strong majority.
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