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BJP Secures Eight Rajya Sabha Seats in UP Amid Cross-Voting, SP Grabs Two

At present, the Uttar Pradesh Assembly comprises 399 members out of 403, with four vacancies. Out of the 399 MLAs, 395 exercised their voting rights in the Rajya Sabha polls, indicating a high turnout despite some notable absentees, including three MLAs currently in jail.

By: Team Pardaphash  Pardaphash Group
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BJP Secures Eight Rajya Sabha Seats in UP Amid Cross-Voting, SP Grabs Two

In a significant turn of events, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured eight out of ten Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, while the Samajwadi Party (SP) managed to clinch two seats amidst concerns over cross-voting. The results underscore a significant political upheaval in the state, with the ruling BJP asserting its dominance in the legislative landscape.

Rajya Sabha Election Dynamics

At present, the Uttar Pradesh Assembly comprises 399 members out of 403, with four vacancies. Out of the 399 MLAs, 395 exercised their voting rights in the Rajya Sabha polls, indicating a high turnout despite some notable absentees, including three MLAs currently in jail.

BJP Celebrates Triumph

The BJP’s victory in securing eight Rajya Sabha seats prompted celebrations among party leaders and workers in Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath felicitated all eight winning BJP candidates, emphasizing the party’s remarkable performance in the elections.

Response from BJP Leaders

Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya expressed confidence in the BJP’s triumph, stating that the party had anticipated winning all eight seats. He further asserted that the BJP’s victory in the Rajya Sabha elections marks the beginning of a larger electoral journey, extending to the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha polls.

SP Grapples with Cross-Voting Concerns

The Samajwadi Party faced challenges amid reports of cross-voting by some of its MLAs. Despite this setback, SP managed to secure two Rajya Sabha seats in the elections.

Political Dynamics at Play

The electoral dynamics in Uttar Pradesh witnessed intense political maneuvering, with senior leaders from various parties, including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak, and SP president Akhilesh Yadav, actively participating in the voting process.

Implications and Future Prospects

The outcome of the Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh sets the stage for a recalibration of political strategies and alliances in the state. With the BJP consolidating its position and the SP grappling with internal challenges, the political landscape in Uttar Pradesh is poised for further evolution in the run-up to future elections.

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