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Ahmed Patel's greed to win RS poll will sink Gujarat Congress: Rupani - The Hindu

“Patel forced them to leave their constituencies, as he was only concerned about his Rajya Sabha seat,” the Chief Minister alleged. Stepping up attack on Gujarat Congress for shifting its MLAs to Bengaluru amid flood-like situation in the State, Chief ...and more »

After defections to BJP in Gujarat and UP, fear grips Opposition parties in Karnataka, Orissa and TN -

Non-BJP parties are apprehensive that the saffron party may put pressure on their members to change sides too. by Sruthisagar Yamunan & Dhirendra K Jha. Published Jul 31, 2017 · 10:30 am. After defections to BJP in Gujarat and UP, fear grips Opposition ...and more »

In resort politics, Cong. plays victim card - The Hindu

Show of hands: Karnataka Power Minister D.K. Shivakumar leading Gujarat MLAs who were paraded before the media at a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru on Sunday. | Photo Credit: Sampath Kumar G.P.. Special Correspondent. Bengaluru, July 30, 2017 22 ...and more »

Regional parties hold the key for BJP to get desired strength in Rajya Sabha - The Indian Express

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre still has some way to catch up to the Opposition in term of numbers. The BJP's return to power in Bihar and its possible win in Rajya Sabha election from to claim the ...and more »

EC Asks Gujarat Chief Secretary to Probe MLA Poaching Allegations Against BJP - The Wire

In a memorandum submitted to the Election Commission, the Congress alleged that the BJP was using money power and threats to get MLAs over to their side before the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat. The BJP is hoping to win all three Rajya Sabha seats ...and more »

Opposition protests NOTA option for RS elections - The Hindu

The Rajya Sabha was on Tuesday rocked by Opposition protests over an Election Commission (EC) notification that provides the MLAs the 'None of the Above' (NOTA) option in the vote for the elections to the Upper House. Angry members of the Congress and ...and more »

The big news: Congress accuses BJP of trying to buy its Gujarat MLAs, and 9 other top stories -

Other headlines: Russia asked the US to cut its diplomatic staff strength, and the Kerala governor summoned the chief minister after an RSS man was murdered. by Scroll Staff. Published Jul 31, 2017 · 08:04 am Updated Jul 31, 2017 · 02:34 pm. The big ...and more »

Rajya Sabha polls: Supreme Court agrees to hear Congress plea seeking to remove NOTA - The Indian Express

The Congress is bracing for a tough fight in Gujarat where Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel is seeking a reelection. Six Congress MLAs quit from the party after the exit of Shankersin Vaghela. 177. Shares. Share. By: Express Web Desk ...and more »

Do Rajya Sabha elections need NOTA? - Times of India (blog)

At a time when BJP is pulling out all stops to defeat Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha elections, the Supreme Court judgment that brought NOTA into effect in 2013 has worsened the Congress party's plight. Gujarat assembly secretary DM Patel notified the ...and more »

We The People: 2019 Elections - Sealed For PM Modi? - NDTV

Since 2014, there has been a deluge of opposition leaders who have found home in the BJP, six Congress MLAs from Gujarat being the latest. The BJP now has governments in 18 out of 29 states. With Nitish deserting the RJD and joining hands with the BJP ...and more »