Elections for 19 Rajya Sabha seats unfold across eight states may be hung on Friday. Even as 4 of the seats everyone is in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, 3 every are in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, two in Jharkhand, and one each in Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya. Vote casting for the seats turned into deferred because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Election fee (EC) has made difficult arrangements for the balloting preserving in thoughts the coronavirus pandemic. Every voter (MLA) could be screened for body temperature and will have to use a mask and adhere to social distancing norms. Legislators having a fever or displaying other signs and symptoms might be kept in a separate ready room.
“The counting of votes for all of the 19 seats may be held on the evening of June 19 itself,” the Election commission stated.
Rajasthan, Gujarat in limelight; final-minute tendencies in Manipur add spice- Key Points
The elections in Rajasthan and Gujarat are expected to be interesting at the backdrop of hotel politics being performed with the aid of political parties to avoid horse-buying and selling. Numerous MLAs have been lodged in inns to stop them from “poaching” via rival events.
In Gujarat, BJP, the ruling birthday party and the opposition Congress do now not have absolute numbers to get the required range of votes to win seats. The BJP has fielded Abhay Bharadwaj, Ramila Bara, and Narhari Amin for four seats. Congress has given tickets to Shaktisinh Gohil and Bharatsinh Solanki. BJP, through virtue of its numbers within the assembly, can win two seats, at the same time as Congress can bag one.
The fourth seat may witness a colorful contest. The election in Manipur can be interesting in mild of the current resignation of nine MLAs who supported the BJP in the kingdom. The Congress has sought a no-confidence movement against N Biren Singh authorities. Leisemba Sanajaoba, the titular king of Manipur is the BJP candidate from the country, while the Congress nominee is T Mangi Babu.