Articles tagged under: Balwantsinh Rajput

Balwantsinh Rajput moves High Court over ECI decision to invalidate two votes in RS polls, requests disqualification of Ahmed Patel

August 18, 2017
Balwantsinh Rajput moves High Court over ECI decision to invalidate two votes in RS polls, requests disqualification of Ahmed Patel

Ahmedabad: BJP candidate in the August 8 Rajyasabha election in Gujarat, Balwantsinh Rajput who lost with a thin margin after a nail-biting photo-finish like situation in the counting post mid-night, moved Gujarat High Court today challenging the said controversial decision of the Election Commission to cancel two votes of dissident Congress MLAs polled in his favour and the victory of congress candidate and political secretary of Sonia Gandhi, Ahmed Patel. Rajput in...Read More

Rajput in Delhi to seek legal advise and file a case, Raghavji ready to join as a party if required

August 11, 2017
Rajput in Delhi to seek legal advise and file a case, Raghavji ready to join as a party if required

Jamnagar/Gandhinagar: BJP candidate in recently held Rajyasabha election in Gujarat, Balwantsinh Rajput, who lost with a close margin reportedly due to the 'controversial' cancellation of two votes, is in New Delhi for the past two days and was taking legal opinion of experts for filing a case to challenge the decision of the election commission, Raghavji Patel, one of the two former Congress MLAs (the other being Bholabhai Gohil), whose votes were cancelled by the commission informe...Read More

Will challenge ECI decision of cancelling two votes in Supreme Court: BJP candidate Balwantsinh

August 09, 2017
Will challenge ECI decision of cancelling two votes in Supreme Court: BJP candidate Balwantsinh

Gandhinagar: BJP will legally challenge the decision of Election Commission in which votes of two rebel Congress MLAs were held invalid yesterday, said party's Rajya Sabha candidate Balwantsinh Rajput who lost the poll due to this decision of Election Commission which according to him was taken under Congress pressure. Rajput lost the Rajya Sabha because cancellation of two votes by Election Commission order in response to Congress demand brought down the winning mark to 44 instead of 45 vot...Read More

Method of electing a Rajya Sabha member in India

August 01, 2017
Method of electing a Rajya Sabha member in India

Ahmedabad: Following is an authentic text from official document on the method of electing a Rajya Sabha member - Single transferable vote procedure The system of election of members to the Rajya Sabha is by proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote. The general principles of this mode of election may be summed up thus: The single vote is transferable from one nominee to another and that takes place in two contingencies where there would otherwise be a wastage of...Read More

Rajput confident of defeating Ahmed Patel, ‘pained’ at old associates allegations

July 31, 2017
Rajput confident of defeating Ahmed Patel, ‘pained’ at old associates allegations

Rajkot: Third BJP candidate in the August 8 Rajyasbha election on 3 Gujarat seats, Balwantsinh Rajput, today said that he has full confidence that he would win the election by defeating Congress candidate and political advisor to Sonia Gandhi Ahmed Patel. He also said that those who were closely associated with him during his around 35 year long association with Congress were now trying to make a political issue about his oil business. Rajput, the former whip of Congess who ...Read More

Amit Shah, Smriti Irani, Balwantsinh Rajput file papers for RS poll in Gujarat

July 28, 2017
Amit Shah, Smriti Irani, Balwantsinh Rajput file papers for RS poll in Gujarat

Gandhinagar:BJP president Amit Shah, Union minister Smriti Irani and Balwantsinh Rajput, the former chief whip of Congress who joined the party yesterday filed their papers as BJP candidates for August 8 Rajyasabha election for three seats of Gujarat. The filing of nomination by 3 BJP members for as many seat for one of which political advisor to Sonia Gandhi, Ahmed Patel had already filed his papers, has made the contest very interesting. Shah, an incumbent MLA of Naranpur...Read More

Congress Chief Whip Balwantsinh Rajput, MLA Tejshriben Patel resign

July 27, 2017
Congress Chief Whip Balwantsinh Rajput, MLA Tejshriben Patel resign

Gandhinagar: Congress chief whip in Gujarat Assembly Mr. Balwantsinh Rajput and Viramgam MLA Dr. Tejshriben Patel today handed over their resignation from the post of Member of Legislative Assembly(MLA) to Speaker Ramanlal Vora in Gandhinagar. There's buzz that Balwantsinh may contest as independent candidate in Rajya Sabha election in order to defeat Congress candidate Ahmed Patel. Tomorrow is the last date of filing nomination for Rajya Sabha election. Balwantsinh is father in low of...Read More

Our Chief Whip Balwantsinh Rajput missing for last two days: Ashok Gehlot

July 27, 2017
Our Chief Whip Balwantsinh Rajput missing for last two days: Ashok Gehlot

Gandhinagar: There's a strong buzz that Balwantsinh Rajput, Chief Whip of opposition Congress party in Gujarat assembly, MLA from Siddhpur and father-in-law of Shankersinh Vaghela's grandson is going to contest Rajya Sabha election as an independent candidate with support of BJP and rebel Congress MLAs. When asked whether Rajput was going to contest the Rajya Sabha election, Shankersinh Vaghela yesterday in a press conference replied: 'I don't know'. Meanwhile in reply to a question over...Read More

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