RS polls: BJP wins three seats, Congress one
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RS polls: BJP wins three seats, Congress one

June 11, 2022

Bengaluru: The ruling BJP won three seats, while the Congress bagged one seat and the JD(S) drew a blank in the Rajya Sabha polls held for four seats from Karnataka yesterday.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, actor Jaggesh and former MLC Lehar Singh Siroya were elected from the BJP, while former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh was elected on a Congress ticket. The BJP had renominated Nirmala Sitharaman.

While the victory of three candidates­­ — Nirmala Sitharaman and Jaggesh of the BJP and Jairam Ramesh of the Congress — was very much on expected lines, there was suspense on who would take the fourth seat. Ultimately, Lehar Singh Siroya of BJP put all speculations to rest, by winning the fourth seat, taking advantage of the lack of co-ordination between the Congress and JD(S), who had fielded their own candidates.

Kupendra Reddy of JD(S) and Mansoor Ali Khan of Congress had to bite the dust, as either of the two parties — Congress and JD(S) — were willing to withdraw their candidate or reach an understanding for fourth seat, as the result of three other seats was a foregone conclusion, as BJP had the numbers to bag two seats and Congress one seat.

JD(S) candidate Kupendra Reddy also suffered a setback, as two of the party MLAs — K. Srinivas Gowda of Kolar and S.R. Srinivas of Gubbi — cross-voted, in violation of the party whip. 

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “RS polls: BJP wins three seats, Congress one”

  1. Questo says:

    Look at those grinning fools!
    Yedi the RSS Cheddi and caterpillar moustached Lingayat Basavaraj Bommai, getting Mrs Sitharaman, a Tamilian, born, brought up, and educated in Tamilnadu first, married to an Andhrudu, has no connection with Karnataka. I bet as a Tamilian, she has hard time learning a few words in Kannada , as Tamilians are very bad linguists, who never learn the local language, and hence are so maligned all over India,.
    Mrs Sitharaman has no chance of getting elected to LoK Sabha or Rajya Sabha in her native Tamil Nadu, and as a chela of Narendra Modi, he must have instructed these Karnataka Lingayat BJP leaders to get her elected again. Worst qualified Finance Minister, with exaggerated resume, but all her real life work experience was a sales girl in London, while her husband did his studies there.
    Whatever, one thinks of Jairam Ramesh or his party , he was born in Karnataka-Chikkamagaluru, has a very good credentials, and is doomed as he is foolishly supporting the Sonia Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

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