BJP Surges with 8 Seats, Samajwadi Party Gains 2 in Rajya Sabha Elections in Uttar Pradesh

by Feb 27, 2024India0 comments

In a significant turn of events, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged victorious by securing 8 seats in the Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. The unexpected win was facilitated by Jayant Chaudhary’s Rashtriya Lok Dal and a faction of rebel members from the Samajwadi Party, dealing a blow to the opposition bloc in India, which had aimed for two additional seats in the Upper House.

Adding to its tally, the BJP also clinched a bonus seat in Himachal Pradesh, a state under Congress rule, owing to cross-voting by six Congress MLAs.

Prior to the elections in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP strategically fielded an eighth candidate for the state’s 10 available seats, positioning itself to secure seven seats while allocating three to the Samajwadi Party. Anticipating defections within the Samajwadi Party, BJP leaders had hinted at potential cross-voting by a group of MLAs, with estimates ranging from 7 to 10.

As the day progressed, signs of the impending outcome became evident as eight MLAs from the Samajwadi Party abstained from a crucial meeting led by party chief Akhilesh Yadav. The morning of the elections witnessed the resignation of the party’s chief whip, further indicating internal discord.

The voting process was marked by suspense and drama, as seven members of the Samajwadi Party were found to have cross-voted. Additionally, the vote of one Samajwadi Party MLA was invalidated, contributing to the BJP’s strengthened position in the Rajya Sabha.

This electoral twist reflects the dynamic political landscape in Uttar Pradesh and underscores the strategic maneuvers employed by the BJP to secure a stronger presence in the Upper House. The results not only showcase the BJP’s adept political strategies but also highlight the shifting alliances and alliances within the state’s political spectrum, setting the stage for further developments in the region.

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