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Rajya Sabha Election 2018 Results: BJP wins 9 seats out of 10 in UP; SP wins one

By Chennabasaveshwar

Counting of votes for Rajya Sabha election has begun at 5 pm.According to initial reports, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley won the RS seat from Uttar Pradesh.

Of the 58 seats in the Upper House to be filled, 33 candidates from 10 states have been unanimously elected. The most-watched state in Rajya Sabha poll is BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh. The saffron party has fielded 9 candidates while the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party one each.

Rajya Sabha Election 2018 Results Live Updates: All Eyes on UP Polls

To ensure a win from UP, each candidate would need to get 37 preference votes. With the BJP and allies having 324 MLAs in the UP Legislative Assembly, the BJP will have no problem in sending 8 of its candidates to the Upper House of Parliament. While the elections in Uttar Pradesh are being watched closely, contests are on in six other states as well; West Bengal, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Telangana.

The counting has evoked curiosity as cross-votings have been reported from Uttar Pradesh. Apart from that, the Karnataka Assembly witnessed a ruckus during the voting as JD (S) and polling official were involved in a verbal spat over wrong voting by two Congress leaders. Rajya Sabha seats due to fall vacant next month are from 16 states. For the 58 Rajya Sabha seats to be filled, 33 candidates from 10 states have been unanimously elected.

Here are the Highlights of Rajya Sabha election result 2018:

Newest First Oldest First
1:08 AM, 24 Mar
I want to thank all the people who prayed for my victory. This election was different from earlier elections. Everyday it was something or the other fake allegations were made against us, but in the end we won: Dheeraj Sahu, Congress' winning candidate from Jharkhand.
1:07 AM, 24 Mar
We gave a solid performance with Dheeraj Sahu. Since the time BJP has made the government here & everytime Rajya Sabha elections have happened, they have done something bad everytime, says Hemant Soren, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
1:07 AM, 24 Mar
In Jharkhand, Dheeraj Sahu of Congress wins the second seat of Rajya Sabha. The first seat was won by BJP's Sameer Oraon.
1:07 AM, 24 Mar
BJP doesn't use such cheap tricks to win elections. BSP should see & introspect that the party that supported them, actually betrayed them at the end: Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy CM of Uttar Pradesh on BSP's allegation.
11:35 PM, 23 Mar
BJP used all its money power & their state powers in the voting. They did not let two of our people vote, they were not allowed to come out of the jail. Even when they had the orders from the court & the election commission: Satish Mishra, BSP.BJP used all its money power & their state powers in the voting. They did not let two of our people vote, they were not allowed to come out of the jail. Even when they had the orders from the court & the election commission: Satish Mishra, BSP.
11:35 PM, 23 Mar
Celebrations broke out at Uttar Pradesh CM's office following BJP's big win in UP Rajya Sabha elections.
11:12 PM, 23 Mar
I am thankful to all those who supported BJP candidates. I thank all BJP MLAs and allies. I congratulate all the winners: Yogi Adityanath
11:11 PM, 23 Mar
UP CM Yogi Adityanath addresses a press conference after Rajya Sabha election results. He said, this is a major victory in UP. Nine candidates from the BJP have won today's polls. I congratulate them. Once again, people of UP have seen opportunist face of SP. Opportunist parties have been defeated. This is a major victory of UP, he added.
10:56 PM, 23 Mar
This is the victory of democracy and it is for the welfare of Uttar Pradesh, said BJP State President, Mahendra Nath Pandey, on Rajya Sabha elections result.
10:51 PM, 23 Mar
The results for nine seats for Uttar Pradesh have finally come in. The BJP has won 8 seats and the Samajwadi Party bagged one. SP candidate Jaya Bachchan got 38 seats while all eight BJP candidates got 39 votes each. All eyes are now on the results of the tenth seat.
10:40 PM, 23 Mar
In a major setback for Mayawati, BJP candidate Anil Agarwal has been elected to Upper House from Uttar Pradesh, defeating BSP’s BR Ambedkar in the counting of second preference votes, reported News18.
10:04 PM, 23 Mar
Two votes, one each from BJP and BSP, found invalid in UP, according to sources.
10:04 PM, 23 Mar
Amid reports of cross-voting from members of both ruling BJP and opposition parties, suspense continues for 10th seat of UP.
10:03 PM, 23 Mar
In Karnataka, Congress alliance wins 3 seats seats, BJP gets one
9:39 PM, 23 Mar
I am very happy to have received the maximum number of votes. Happy with the trust shown in me. It is an honor for me to serve Karnataka & serve my city Bengaluru: Rajeev Chandrashekhar, BJP after winning Rajya Sabha Elections from Karnataka
9:38 PM, 23 Mar
It' an important responsibility. We'll take up debates & discussions very seriously. We'll live up to expectation of national & state leadership. We'll also live up to the expectations of people of state, says Naseer Hussain, Congress after winning Rajyas Sabha Election from Karnataka
8:40 PM, 23 Mar
Rajya Sabha poll results Karnataka Total vote counted 184 Rajiv Chandrashekhar BJP won 50 seats. Meanwhile, G Chandrashekhar from Congress won 46 seats, L Hanumantaiah from Congress 44 seats and Syed Nasir Hussain from Congress won 42 seats
8:32 PM, 23 Mar
Votes of 2 Karnataka Congress MLAs Kagodu Thimmappa and Baburao Chinchanasur cancelled for violations of provisions. The duo had voted for JD(S) accidentally and cast votes again to Congress candidate. The JD(S) took the matter to the Election Commission
7:17 PM, 23 Mar
TDP leader CM Ramesh, has been unanimously elected to Rajya Sabha consecutively
7:16 PM, 23 Mar
Congress Abhishek Manu Singhvi wins Rajya Sabha elections from West Bengal, says, 'it is humbling and uplifting, it is a result of cooperation between different groups and MLAs.'
7:03 PM, 23 Mar
Subhashis Chakraborty of TMC wins from West Bengal. He says,"I do believe in democracy. My priority will be to fight against corruption."
6:57 PM, 23 Mar
TDP leader C M Ramesh, has been unanimously elected to Rajya Sabha consecutively
6:54 PM, 23 Mar
TMC candidate Abir Ranjan Biswas wins from West Bengal. Biswas says,"I am at the seventh heaven of delight. This is the brain child of CM Mamata didi. I am very hopeful that I will live up to her expectations."
6:42 PM, 23 Mar
Karnataka: "Counting of votes has not started as yet because Janata Dal had complained to EC about some discrepancy. Janata Dal has boycotted the voting now, so that will also enhance our chances of victory," says Home Minister G.Parameshwara
6:35 PM, 23 Mar
SP and BSP demand from Election Commission to declare votes of BJP's Nitin Agrawal and BSP's Anil Singh invalid alleging that they did not show their ballot paper to the polling agent.
6:30 PM, 23 Mar
BJP will win under the leadership of PM Modi and Amit Shah, party candidate Saroj Pandey, who won the Rajya Sabha seat from Chhattisgarh told news agency ANI.
6:28 PM, 23 Mar
Kumar Ketkar wins from Maharashtra
6:26 PM, 23 Mar
ECI has received a complaint from Jharkhand Vikas Morcha for cancellation of a vote of Prakash Ram, who cross- voted. Further action will be taken by the Commission after receiving Returning Officer's report: Election Commission of India
6:20 PM, 23 Mar
BJP's Saroj Pandey wins from Chhattisgarh
6:16 PM, 23 Mar
BJP's Anil Baluni wins from Uttarakhand, BJP's Saroj Pandey wins Rajya Sabha Election from Chhattisgarh by beating Congress' Lekhram Sahu.

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