Rajya Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Voting On, SP’s Manoj Pandey Quits; Sources Say Rebels to be BJP Face from Ayodhya, Amethi – News18

Last Updated: February 27, 2024, 11:36 IST

SP leader Manoj Pandey resigned on Tuesday from the post of party’s whip. (Photo: X)

Rajya Sabha Election 2024: Stay tuned for live updates on RS Election 2024. Follow the latest results and vote counting in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Karnataka. Witness the battle between BJP, Congress and SP this crucial election.

Rajya Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Amid the concern about cross-voting by Congress and the Samajwadi Party MLAs, elections for the 15 Rajya Sabha seats across three states is underway. Interestingly, 41 of the 56 candidates have already been elected to the Upper House unopposed due to lack of opposition, leaving seats up for voting in three states – Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh.

The polling on the remaining seats – 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 4 in Karnataka and 1 in Himachal Pradesh – is taking place on Tuesday, February 27. The Polling is scheduled from 9 am to 4 pm, followed by the vote count on the same day from 5 pm onwards.

A close contest between the BJP and SP is being witnessed in Uttar Pradesh. The ruling BJP and the opposition SP have the numbers to send seven and three members, respectively, unopposed to the Rajya Sabha. However, the BJP fielded Sanjay Seth as its eighth candidate giving a twist to the polls.

BJP national president JP Nadda, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradesh, Union Railways Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw and former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi were among the 41 candidates who were elected to the Rajya Sabha unopposed in the latest round.