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Winter session: Standstill in Parliament can be reflection on where the country is headed

The juvenile tactic of disrupting Parliament sessions is deeply entrenched in Indian politics, but it should make you question the maturity of the MPs we’ve sent to represent us in Parliament

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Demonetisation logjam: Govt reaches out to Opposition, PM Modi likely to attend Rajya Sabha tomorrow

Earlier in the day, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan disallowed the adjournment motion notices by opposition parties for a debate on demonetisation, amid huge uproar from opposition benches.

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Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien settles spat over Bill

Congress MP K V P Rao had moved the Bill seeking special status for Andhra Pradesh through a constitutional amendment.

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Rajya Sabha: 45 bills pending, some introduced 30 years ago

The bills pending in Rajya Sabha includes the contentious Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-second Amendment) Bill, 2014, known as the GST Bill.

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Rajya Sabha polls: BJP gains edge in Upper House but still short of majority

If NDA fails to gain majority of votes, they would have to be dependent on regional parties to push for crucial legislations

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Rajya Sabha polls — Drama in Ranchi: Missing MLAs, a winning formula

Mahesh Poddar faced a stiff contest from the Opposition Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) candidate Basant Soren, the youngest son of party founder Shibu Soren.

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Haryana Rajya Sabha polls: Hooda ‘rebellion’ ensures defeat for Congress-backed lawyer RK Anand

All 17 Congress MLAs were against voting for Anand, who was backed by state rival INLD — but their objections had been overruled by their party high command.

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UP RS polls: Amid cross-voting scare, Sibal scrapes through, all SP candidates make the cut

BSP’s Satish Chandra Misra and Ashok Siddharth and BJP’s Shiv Pratap Shukla won too.

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Rajya Sabha elections: BJP sweeps all 4 seats in Rajasthan, Congress-backed nominee loses

While Naidu and Mathur each got 42 votes, BJP’s other two candiates Harsh Vardhan, a member of erstwhile Dungarpur royal family, and Ramkumar Verma, a retired RBI official, secured 40 each.

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Rajya Sabha election: MJ Akbar, Anil Dave of BJP, Vivek Tankha of Congress win from Madhya Pradesh

Senior journalist M J Akbar and state BJP leader and strategist Dave polled 58 votes each, while Tankha secured 62 votes–57 from Congress, four from BSP and one independent, returning officer Bhagwandas Israni said.

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Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha polls: BJP MLA cross-votes in favour of SP candidate

BJP MLA Vijay Bahadur Yadav cross voted in favor of a Samajwadi Party candidate.

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Voting for Rajya Sabha seats ends from Haryana

Voting for the two seats started at 9 am. The BJP has sufficient votes to ensure victory of Union Minister Birender Singh.

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Haryana Congress to back INLD man, who will back Congress in Rajya Sabha

Stating that abstaining would have resulted in the BJP nominee’s victory, a senior leader said, “In fact, we have gained. He (R K Anand) has become a Congress candidate now.”

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LIVE Rajya Sabha polls: Congress’ Sibal survives cross-voting scare; BJP wins all four seats in Rajasthan

Rajya Sabha election live: Out of 57 Rajya Sabha seats falling vacant, voting took place for only 27 seats.

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Rajya Sabha polls: Still in dilemma, Haryana Cong likely to take decision today

Congress, BJP and INLD have scheduled meets Friday to finalise the strategy for for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election, to be held on June 11