The results for the Rajya Sabha elections 2022 have been declared for the Rajasthan seats, in which Congress emerged victorious in the majority of the seats. The ruling Congress on Friday won three of the four Rajya Sabha seats in Rajasthan, as revealed after the counting.
While three seats were won by the Congress party, the Bhartiya Janta Party bagged one seat in Rajasthan Rajya Sabha. Each candidate was required to get 41 votes each to win the seat, according to the official polling rules.
Congress candidates Randeep Surjewala, Mukul Wasnik, and Pramod Tiwari were elected to the Rajya Sabha, according to a tweet by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who welcomed the victory of the party. Gehlot congratulated the three Congress leaders on the victory and said that they will “strongly advocate” the rights of Rajasthan in Delhi.
यह शुरू से स्पष्ट था कि कांग्रेस के पास तीनों सीटों के लिए जरूरी बहुमत है। परन्तु भाजपा ने एक निर्दलीय को उतारकर हॉर्स ट्रेडिंग का प्रयास किया। हमारे विधायकों की एकजुटता ने इस प्रयास को करारा जवाब दिया है। 2023 विधानसभा चुनाव में भी भाजपा को इसी तरह हार का सामना करना पड़ेगा।
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) June 10, 2022
“Congress’s victory on three Rajya Sabha seats in Rajasthan is a victory of democracy. I congratulate all the three newly elected MPs Shri Pramod Tiwari, Shri Mukul Wasnik, and Shri Randeep Surjewala. I am sure that all the three MPs will be able to strongly advocate the rights of Rajasthan in Delhi,” Gehlot tweeted.
Meanwhile, BJP candidate and former minister Ghanshyam Tiwari said he had also won, polling 43 votes.
While speaking to reporters, BJP candidate Tiwari confirmed his victory and said, “I am thankful to the state and the central leadership for making me the candidate. I got 43 votes.”
The statements came before the official announcement of the results. All 200 Rajasthan MLAs had cast their votes for the Rajya Sabha elections by Friday afternoon, as per PTI reports.
In the House, the Congress has 108 MLAs, BJP 71, Independents 13, Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) three, and the CPI(M) and the Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) two each.
(With PTI inputs)
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