Tag: Rajya sabha elections

DMK Repeats Strongman ‘Tirchi’Siva For Rajya Sabha

(Chennai) DMK Repeats Strongman ‘Tirchi’Siiva For Rajya Sabha
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has announced the candidates for Rajya Sabha, which include party strongman ‘Tiruchi’ Siva being renominated for the March 26 polls.
‘Anthiyur’ Selvaraj and N R Elango are the other two candidates to contest in the polls, party president M K Stalin said in a statement here on Sunday.
Six Rajya Sabha seats from Tamil Nadu are falling vacant in April following the retirement of several members from the Upper House.
The MPs who would complete their terms are AIADMK’s S Muthukaruppan, A K Selvaraj and Vijila Sathyanath and expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa, who recently joined the BJP.
DMK’s ‘Tiruchi’ Siva and CPI(M)’s T K Rangarajan are the other two.
The ruling AIADMK is yet to announce its candidates for the polls.
According to the Election Commission, the notification would be issued on March 6, the last date for filing of nominations is March 13. Polling is on March 26. The votes would be counted on the same day.

BJP’s All 3 RS Candidates from Rajasthan Elected Unopposed

[Jaipur]BJP’s All 3 RS Candidates from Rajasthan Elected Unopposed
The BJP candidates —
Kirori Meena, B
Bhupender Yadav and
Madan Lal Saini —
were declared elected unopposed after scrutiny of their nominations
Returning Officer Akhil Arora declared these Results
Meena had separated from the BJP in 2008 and had rejoined the party on Sunday along with his two National Peoples Party (NPP) MLAs.
He, as the state president of the NPP, which he had joined in 2013, also merged his party with the BJP.
Like Meena, sitting Rajya Sabha MP Bhupendra Yadav and veteran party leader Saini were also in fray from Rajasthan.
Opposition Congress had announced that it would not field candidates for the biennial Rajya Sabha polls and no other candidates filed nomination for the election.
The tenure of Yadav and two Congress MPs Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Narendra Budania ends on April 3.

Cycle Riders Thakur Amar Singh+Beni File Papers for RS Poll

[Lucknow,UP] Cycle Riders Thakur Amar Singh+Beni File Papers for RS Poll
Samajwadi Party candidates for Rajya Sabha, including Amar Singh, Beni Prasad Verma and realtor Sanjay Seth, filed their nomination papers today for the biennial elections slated for next month.
From the list of candidates for Rajya Sabha declared on May 17 after the SP Parliamentary Board meeting, the party replaced Arvind Kumar Singh with Surendra Nagar.
Other SP candidates who filed nomination are former Legislative Council Chairman Sukhram Singh Yadav, Reoti Raman Singh and Vishwambhar Prasad Nishad.
Among those who filed their nomination papers for SP, Seth is a ‘controversial’ builder from Lucknow. His name was earlier sent by the party to Raj Bhawan for nomination as an MLC, but it was not approved by Governor Ram Naik.
Thakur Amar Singh was in political wilderness for six years following his expulsion from SP, Beni recently returned to the party fold after quitting Congress.
Amar Singh was accompanied by his wife and two daughters while filing his nomination. Senior party leaders Shivpal Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav were also present.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who was in Bhadohi on an official visit, and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav were conspicuous by their absence.
The support of 37 MLAs is needed for a candidate’s entry into Rajya Sabha.
As per the existing strength of different parties in the 403-member state Assembly, SP with 229 MLAs would be able to get six nominees elected to Rajya Sabha, BSP two and BJP one.
Currently, BSP has six of these seats and SP three.
Eight SP candidates for the UP Legislative Council —
Balram Yadav,
Shatrudra Prakash,
Yashwant Singh,
Bukkal Nawab,
Ram Sundar Das,
Jagjivan Ram,
Kamlesh Pathak and
Rajvijay Singh —
also filed their nominations.

TN Ruler Jayalalithaa Nominates 4 Members For RS Elections

[Chennai,TN] Tamil Nadu Ruler Jayalalithaa Nominates 4 Members For RS Elections
AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa today nominated four party leaders, including a former Minister, for the June 11 Rajya Sabha elections.
Jayalalithaa announced the candidature of
R Vaithilingam, Housing Minister in the previous AIADMK cabinet,
former Rajya Sabha member A Navaneethakrishnan,
advocate A Vijayakumar and
S R Balasubramanian
for the biennial elections.
Vaithilingam had lost the May 16 Assembly elections from Orathanadu while Balasubramanian had joined the party recently after walking out of G K Vasan led Tamil Maanila Congress protesting against its decision to align with the DMDK-PWf combine for the polls.
The tenure of six RS members from Tamil Nadu will end on June 29.
AIADMK’s Navaneethakrishnan,
A W Rabi Bernard
P H Paul Manoj Pandian
DMK’s K P Ramalingam
S Thangavelu and
former Union Minister and Congress leader Sudarsana Natchiappan
are those who will be retiring next month.
Out of the six members, Navaneethakrishnan was elected in 2014 and others in 2010. He filled the vacancy caused by the disqualification of DMK’s T M Selvaganapathi.

Piyush Goyal[PowerMinister]Files Nomination For Upper House

[Mumbai]Piyush Goyal[PowerMinister]Files Nomination For RS Election
BJP Nominates Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal from Maha for RS ElectionHe Has earned Good Name+ Fame In Govt’s Ambitious Scheme DDUGJY
The BJP has nominated Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal as its candidate from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha election slated on June 11.
Goyal filed his nomination for the RS polls at Vidhan Bhavan last evening.
The Shiv Sena had last week nominated Sanjay Raut as the party nominee for polls to the Upper House of Parliament.
In Maharashtra, six RS seats are up for grabs.
Besides Raut, the other retiring Rajya Sabha MPs from Maharashtra are
Ishwarlal Jain and
Praful Patel (NCP),
Vijay Darda and
Avinash Pande (Congress), and
Union Minister Piyush Goyal (BJP).
The biennial elections to 57 seats in Rajya Sabha are necessitated as 55 members from 15 states are retiring between June and August.
The BJP and Shiv Sena have a chance to wrest at least one seat each from Congress and NCP given their present strength in the Legislative Assembly.
The number of votes required to win election by a candidate is pegged at 42.
However, considering their strength in the state Assembly, it seems unlikely that Congress or NCP will field more than one candidate.
The combined strength of
Sena (63) and
BJP (122) in the House is 185.
The strength of Congress and NCP is 42 and 41, respectively.
The Rajya Sabha polls are held through open ballot wherein the members of the Legislative Assembly (excluding nominated MLA) have to display the preference of voting to the party whip.
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SAD’s Dhindsa And Gujral file Nomination for RS from Punjab

[Chandigarh,Punjab] SAD’s Dhindsa And Gujral file Nomination for RS from Punjab
SAD re-nominats Dhindsa and Gujral for RS Polls
Sitting Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) members
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and
Naresh Gujral
today filed their nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha membership from Punjab.
Dhindsa and Gujral (the son of former Prime Minister I K Gujral), both senior leaders of SAD, filed their nomination papers
.The term of five members of Rajya Sabha elected from Punjab will expire in April.
The polling for electing five new RS members will be held on March 21.
The MPs whose term is expiring are
Ashwani Kumar (Cong),
Avinash Rai Khanna (BJP),
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (Akali Dal),
Manohar Singh Gill (Cong) and
Naresh Gujral (Akali Dal).
PM Narendra Modi Today Satirically Mentioned This in Rajya Sabha Also
The last date of filing nominations is March 11. The scrutiny of nominations will take place on March 12 and last date for withdrawal of candidature is March 14.
Former Punjab
Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa,
former CLP leader Sunil Kumar Jakhar,
senior party leaders S S Dullo and
Laal Singh are among the front-runners as Congress candidates.
BJP is likely to field cricketer-turned-politician and former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu for Rajya Sabha.

भारतीय चुनाव आयोग ने राज्य सभा में ५५ वेकैंसी [रिक्तियां]घोषित की

राज्य सभा के ५५ सदस्यों का कार्यकाल अप्रैल माह में पूर्ण होने जा रहा है|जिसके लिए चुनाव आयोग ने रिक्तियां घोषित कर दी हैं| ५५ स्टेटस काउंसिल्स [राजयसभा सदस्यों] का कार्यकाल २ अप्रैल २०१४ से १२ अप्रैल २०१४ तक में पूर्ण होने जा रहा है|इनमे से भाजपा शासित प्रदेशों से १० और कांग्रेस शासित प्रदेशों से २१रिक्तियां हैं
S.No.====स्टेट========================No. of Seats========================Date of vacancy
१]===महाराष्ट्र==================================7 ========================02.04.2014
४]==वेस्ट बंगाल =================================5
५]==आंध्र प्रदेश ==================================६=========================09.04.2014
८]===छत्तीसगढ़ =================================2
११]=हिमाचल प्रदेश ================================१
१२]=झारखण्ड ====================================2
१३]==मध्य प्रदेश ==================================3
१४]=मणिपुर =====================================1
१५]==राजस्थान ====================================3
१६]=मेघालय =======================================१==========================12.04.2014
टोटल =========================================================================================55
इलेक्शन कमीशन आफ इंडिया द्वारा जरी विज्ञप्ति के अनुसार ७ फरवरी २०१४ को प्रातः ९ बजे से अपरान्ह चार बजे तक वोट डाले जायेंगे |
उपरोक्त रिक्तियों के लिए २१ से २८ जनवरी तक नामांकन भरा जा सकेगा २९ जनवरी इनकी स्क्रूटिनी की जायेगी और नामांकन वापिस लेने के लिए अंतिम तिथि ३१ जनवरी है|

डा. मन मोहन सिंह तीसरी बार पी एम् बने या ना बने लेकिन नई संसद[राज्य सभा] के लिए तो जीत ही गए

डा मन मोहन सिंह के प्रधान मंत्री की तीसरी पारी के लिए बेशक आये दिन सवाल उठते रहते हो मगर डा. सिंह ने अगली संसद[राज्यसभा] में अपनी सीट तो सुरक्षित कर ही ली है| प्रधानमंत्री डा. मनमोहन सिंह [कांग्रेस]ने लगातार पांचवी बार गुरुवार को राज्यसभा के लिए अपनी सीट सुरक्षित कर ली है | डा. मन मोहन सिंह की पार्टी कांग्रेस ने असम से राज्य सभा की दूसरी सीट भी जीत ली है।गौरतलब है कि प्रथम वरीयता के लिए केवल डा. सिंह ही प्रत्याशी थे| इसके अलावा पार्टी व्हिप भी जारी किया गया था| डा. सिंह १९९१ से असम से निर्वाचित होते आये हैं|
असम विधानसभा के प्रधान सचिव और निर्वाचन अधिकारी जीपी दास के अनुसार 126 सदस्यीय सदन में डा. सिंह को प्रथम वरीयता के 49 वोट मिले जबकि कांग्रेस के दूसरे उम्मीदवार एस कुजूर को 45 वोट मिले।
ऑल इंडिया यूनाइटेड डेमोकेट्रिक फ्रंट (AIUDF) के अमीनुल इस्लाम को केवल 18 वोट ही मिले
एआईयूडीएफ केंद्र में संप्रग का सहयोगी दल है जिसके 18 विधायकों ने दूसरी वरीयता के अपने वोट प्रधानमंत्री को दिए।
विपक्षी असम गण परिषद [ AGP ]और भाजपा[ BJP] ने मतदान से गैर-हाजिर रहने का फैसला किया था। इनके केवल क्रमश: नौ और पांच वोट हैं। असम से राज्य सभा में अब कांग्रेस के पांच सदस्य हो गए हैं जबकि ऊपरी सदन के लिए राज्य से कुल सात सीटें हैं।
सुबह नौ बजे से लेकर शाम 4 बजे तक हुए मतदान की गिनती शाम पांच बजे शुरू हुई।
प्रधान मंत्री की वर्तमान सदस्यता १४ जून को समाप्त होने जा रही है| अब डा. मन मोहन सिंह तीसरी बार पी एम् बने या ना बने लेकिन नई संसद[राज्य सभा] के लिए तो चुनाव जीत ही गए इसके अलावा एक बात और क्लीयर हो गई है कि यूं पी ऐ की अध्यक्षा श्री मति सोनिया गाँधी और प्रधान मंत्री डा. मन मोहन सिंह में कोई दरार नहीं है|