Articles tagged under: Rajya Sabha

My Rajyasabha victory still pinches BJP: Ahmed Patel

November 01, 2017
My Rajyasabha victory still pinches BJP: Ahmed Patel

Jambusar (Gujarat): Political Secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Ahmed Patel, who is under attack from ruling BJP after arrest of an ISIS operative from a hospital of which he was a former trustee, today said that his Rajyasbha election win still pinched the ruling party. Patel had won a closely fought election on August 8 after weeks of high voltage drama and even a more high-voltage counting past midnight before which the ECI had rejected votes of two cross-voter co...Read More

Those denied party ticket could be misused against Congress in Gujarat polls, indicates Ahmed Patel

August 29, 2017
Those denied party ticket could be misused against Congress in Gujarat polls, indicates Ahmed Patel

Surat: Gujarat Congress today held a function to felicitate party's 43 MLAs and recently re-elected Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel at Indoor stadium in Surat. Speaking at the function Ahmed Patel said the Rajya Sabha victory of one seat in Gujarat was just a trailer and film will come in the month of November in a form of general elections of Gujarat Assembly. Ahmed Patel addressing the BJP said: Yeh to iftida e ishq hai rota hai kyun Aage age dekho hota hai kya We need to introsp...Read More

Amit Shah to take oath as Rajya Sabha MP on Friday

August 23, 2017
Amit Shah to take oath as Rajya Sabha MP on Friday

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah who has been elected from home-state Gujarat recently will take oath as Rajya Sabha member on August 25. Sources told an agency taht the Chairman, M Venkaiah Naidu, would administer the oath to Mr Shah on Friday. The BJP chief is making his debut in Parliament. He was elected to the Upper House from Gujarat earlier this month. Mr Shah has been a five-term MLA in the Gujarat assembly. The 52-year-old BJP chief was elected to Parliament earlier this m...Read More

Centre released Rs 1681.88 Cr under Crop Insurance in last 3 years in Gujarat benefiting 6.82 lakh farmers

August 14, 2017
Centre released Rs 1681.88 Cr under Crop Insurance in last 3 years in Gujarat benefiting 6.82 lakh farmers

New Delhi: Under various crop insurance scheme, the central government has released total Rs.1681.88 crore in Gujarat benefitting total 6.82 lakh farmers in last three years. Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Parshottam Rupala informed Rajya Sabha on August 11, 2017 in a reply to the question raised by Rajya Sabha member Shri Parimal Nathwani. According to the statement of the minister, at present, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Restructured Weather ...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

EC applied little mind, gave prejudiced order, Congress had planned conspiracy earlier night: Shankersinh on Rajya Sabha polls

August 10, 2017
EC applied little mind, gave prejudiced order, Congress had planned conspiracy earlier night: Shankersinh on Rajya Sabha polls

Gandhinagar: Former Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela today attacked the Election Commission for applying little mind, come under pressure of Congress and delivering prejudiced decision in Rajya Sabha polls. Following are the highlights of what Shankersinh said in today's press conference regarding polling day events: -BJP candidate Balwantsinh was a winner. Congress won through a conspiracy. -If two votes are validated by court, Ahmed Patel will be declared defeated. -Planning was d...Read More

When two invalidated votes will be counted, result of RS poll will surely change: Rupani

August 09, 2017
When two invalidated votes will be counted, result of RS poll will surely change: Rupani

Gandhinagar: 'Let's win 150 assembly seats in upcoming general elections in Gujarat, so that Congress may not even think to field its candidate in Rajya Sabha polls', BJP president Amit Shah said today in a function at the state BJP headquarters to felicitate him and Smriti Irani - two newly elected Rajya Sabha members from Gujarat. Speaking in a same function, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in reference to Rajya Sabha election results said, 'yesterday, Congress has lost its 15 MLAs in attemp...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

Amit Shah attacks Congress, appeals BJP cadres to get ready for mission 150

August 09, 2017
Amit Shah attacks Congress, appeals BJP cadres to get ready for mission 150

Gandhinagar: A day after winning the Rajyasabha election from his home-state Gujarat, BJP president Amit Shah today dedicated it to party carders and again appealed them to get ready for mission 150 (winning 150 seats) in the coming assembly election in December this year. He also attacked Congress for its role in Narmada project and stalling the amendment bill of Modi government regarding conferring constitutional status to the backward classes commission. Shah also said th...Read More

Congress formally oust 8 cross-voter MLAs including Vaghela

August 09, 2017
Congress formally oust 8 cross-voter MLAs including Vaghela

Ahmedabad: Congress today formally suspended its 8 MLAs including former CM Shankersinh Vaghela, his MLA son Mahendrasinh and five of his staunch supporters for cross-voting and violation of party whip in yesterday's Rajyasabha election. Party spokesperson Manish Doshi said that apart from the Vaghelas, Raghavji Patel and Bhola Gohil (the votes of whom were cancelled by the election commission of showing their ballots to BJP candidates), C K Raulji, Amit Chaudhary, Dharmedrasinh Jadej...Read More