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Rajya Sabha elections 2022: 41 MPs across party lines elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

The polling will take place for six seats from Maharashtra, five from Rajasthan, two from Haryana, and five from Karnataka.

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The Rajya Sabha election in four states is currently underway. The polling is taking place for six seats from Maharashtra, five from Rajasthan, two from Haryana, and five from Karnataka.

It is reported that around 41 candidates have already been elected unopposed. This election in Rajya Sabha is known to be crucial in view of the Presidential election that is slated to take place on July 18.

Notably, there will be tough competition in opposition ruled states like Rajasthan and Maharashtra, where both sides have taken their MLAs to resorts to prevent poaching.

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41 MPs across party lines elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

Bombay High Court rejects Minister Nawab Malik’s plea seeking release from jail to cast vote in RS polls

The Bombay High Court on Friday rejected Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik’s plea seeking release from jail to cast vote in Rajya Sabha elections, polling for which is underway. However, a large number of supporters have started gathering outside the Vidhan Bhavan for Congress Rajya Sabha candidate Imran Pratapgarhi and are praying for his victory.

50% polling completed in Maharashtra

As the Rajya Sabha elections are underway, it is reported that 50 per cent polling has been completed in the first 1.5 hours. In the polls, so far, 143 MLAs have exercised their right to vote and more than 60 BJP MLAs and 20 Congress MLAs have also cast their votes.

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut shows confidence for the win of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) candidates

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Maharashtra MLAs reach Mumbai Vidhan Sabha for the Rajya Sabha elections

The pictures of the Maharashtra MLAs reaching Vidhan Sabha in Mumbai for the upper house elections are out, in which several leaders can be seen showing the victory sign ahead of the polling.

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Nitish Kumar: Who is the six-time Bihar CM who resigned? Know his political career, personal life here

Amid the ongoing political agitation in Bihar, a look at Nitish Kumar’s political career and personal life.

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Bihar politics have always been a matter of debate across the country. Time and again, the state has grabbed eyeballs with its political turmoil and leaders. On Tuesday, Nitish Kumar, Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal (United) supremo resigned from the CM post and yet again served the nation with a topic of discussion.

Nitish Kumar was elected as the Chief Minister of Bihar for six consecutive years. He became the 22nd Chief Minister of Bihar as he joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party after four years in 2020.

The JD(U) supremo has always been in the headlines for his political game. Amid the ongoing political agitation in Bihar, a look at Nitish Kumar’s political career and personal life.

Political career

  • Born on March 1, 1951, in Bakhtiarpur, Bihar, Nitish Kumar has a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Bihar College of Engineering.
  • He started his political career with Ram Manohar Lohia’s Samajwadi Yuva Jansabha. He went on to join the JP Movement or Bihar Movement and got arrested in 1974.
  • Later in 1985, he became the Member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly for the first time.
  • In 1989, Nitish Kumar was elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time and then was appointed as the Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Cooperation.
  • In 2000, Nitish became the Chief Minister of Bihar but only for eight days as he failed to prove his majority.
  • In 2005, he was sworn in as the chief minister of Bihar. Later in 2010, he became the CM for the third time.
  • Kumar broke the alliance with BJP in 2014 after JDU was defeated in the Lok Sabha elections. He resigned as the CM of Bihar and was appointed again for the same post in 2015 by forming ties with the Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal.
  • Nitish Kumar broke the mahagathbandhan with RJD after corruption charges levelled up against Tejashwi Yadav, then Deputy chief minister of Bihar.
  • He was succeeded by Jitan Ram Manjhi. Later, Nitish Kumar has sworn in as the CM again for the fifth time.
  • In the 2020 Bihar Assembly Elections, Nitish Kumar was appointed as the CM for the sixth time.

Personal life

Not much is known about Nitish Kumar’s personal life. His wife Manju Kumari Sinha passed away in 2007. The couple has a son Nishant Kumar.

There have also been several reports of Nitish Kumar and his closeness with Lalan Singh’s sister Archana. However, there has been no confirmation of proof regarding this and it is only considered rumours.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is crorepati, PMO says in its report

The Prime Minister’s Office declared that PM Narendra Modi has a deposit (Bank FDR and MOD) of Rs 2,10,33,226 in the State Bank of India of Gandhinagar, Gujrat. He also has a Bank Balance of Rs 46,555 in the same branch of the SBI.

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Publishing a report titled ‘Assets and Liabilities of the Union Council of Minister as of March 03, 2022’, the Prime Minister’s Office declared that PM Narendra Modi has a deposit (Bank FDR and MOD) of Rs 2,10,33,226 in the State Bank of India of Gandhinagar, Gujrat. He also has a Bank Balance of Rs 46,555 in the same branch of the SBI.  The total movable property was increased by 26.13 lakh during 2021-22.

According to the report, PM Modi’s movable assets increased from Rs 1,97,68,885 at the end of March 2021 to Rs 2,23,82,504. However, he has not invested in Bonds, debentures/ shares, and units in companies/Mutual funds and others and the amount.

Reports said that the Prime Minister invested 1,89,305 in life insurance policies and 9,05,105 in National Savings Certificates (Post).  It writes ‘NIL’ in personal loans/advances given t any person or entity, including firm, Company, Trust, etc., and ( other receivables from debtor and the amount) column.

According to the report, PM Modi does not have any immovable property. Immovable property Survey No. 401/A was jointly held with three other joint owners and each having an equal share of 25%, is no more owned by the PM and has been donated.

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Nitish Kumar decides to break alliance with BJP

Sources said that Nitish has decided to end the alliance.  A senior JDU also confirmed that people will get explosive news after the meeting of the JDU MLAs and MPs.

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Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal United (JDU) is about to end its alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar. Kumar today met with his MLAs and MPs before the final decision on the new alliance with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Congress and the Left-front.  Sources said that Nitish has decided to end the alliance.  A senior JDU also confirmed that people will get explosive news after the meeting of the JDU MLAs and MPs.

Sources confirmed that all MLAs and MPs supported CM Nitish Kumar’s decision in the meeting. They promised him that they will be with him in all situations.  

The Bihar CM sought the appointment of the governor at 4 PM today. He also had meetings with RJD leaders. Sources said that the RJD leader and former minister Tejashwi Yadav has demanded home ministry in the new Mahagathbandhan (alliance) government in the state.

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