Sunday, August 14, 2022

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img





BJP, allies may get majority in Rajya Sabha next year

New Delhi, May 26, 2019-

After its overwhelming success in the Lok Sabha, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to get a majority in the Rajya Sabha by the end of next year which will make it easy for the Modi government to push its legislative agenda that has often faced hurdles in the upper house during the past five years for lack of majority.

At present, the NDA has 102 members in the upper house of Parliament, compared to 66 of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and 66 of the parties not aligned with either of the two alliances.

The BJP-led NDA is expected to add about 18 seats to its tally by November next year. The ruling alliance can also be sure of the backing of some nominated, independent and unattached members.

The half-way mark in the upper house is 123 and the members of upper house are elected by the members of state assemblies.

The BJP will win most of the 10 Rajya Sabha seats that will fall vacant in November next year in Uttar Pradesh. Nine of these seats are held by the opposition parties – six by Samajwadi Party (SP), two by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and one by Congress.

The BJP has 309 members in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, followed by 48 of SP, 19 of BSP and seven of Congress.

By next year, BJP will also pick up seats in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh.

It would lose seats in Rajasthan, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

The outcome of assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana will also have a bearing on the NDA’s tally.

While biennial elections have already been announced for two seats in Assam, three more seats will fall vacant in the state next year. The BJP and its allies have two-thirds majority in the state assembly.

Nearly one third of the seats of the upper house will fall vacant between June this year and November next year.

Two seats will fall vacant in Assam next month and six in Tamil Nadu in July this year. Thereafter, fifty five seats will fall vacant in April next year, five in June, one in July and 11 in November.

The BJP-led government’s efforts to push its legislative agenda often ran into opposition resistance in the last five years in the upper house. The government could not get the triple talaq bill passed despite a hard push, even though it was passed by the lower house. The Citizenship Amendment bill was also not passed.

However, Biju Janata Dal and Telangana Rashtra Samithi – both of which seek to keep equal distance from BJP and Congress – had supported the NDA nominee Harivansh for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman last year.  (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

25,345FansLike
113,940FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Is the world sliding into a Chernobyl-plus nuclear disaster in Ukraine? – by Sergei Strokan

New Delhi, Aug 13, 2022- Tensions around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Ukraine reached a climax by the weekend, after three more missiles...

When careers are sacrificed for advertisement billboards and statistics – by Vinit Goenka

Back in 1859, Macaulay's education system came into effect intending to colonise education and create a class of anglicised Indians. Post-Independence, India tried to...

The growing cyber threat to India from Far East – by Dr Shujaat Ali Quadri

Around 2,000 Indian websites were hacked in June-July 2022 alone. This is one of the most serious cyber attacks on India in the recent...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Rise in pregnancy-related complications during Covid pandemic

New York, Aug 13, 2022- Covid-19 has caused unprecedented stressors as a new study showed a rise in pregnancy-related complications during the pandemic. The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, assessed how pregnancy-related complications and obstetric outcomes changed during Covid compared to pre-pandemic. Looking at the relative changes in the mode of delivery, rates of premature births and mortality...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!