Ashok Gehlot’s government suspends the Internet in Jaipur’s Amer region

Fearing lawmaker poaching ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections, the Rajasthan government ordered the suspension of internet connections in the Amer region of Jaipur district for 12 hours, till 9 a.m. on Friday, where Congress MLAs are staying after returning from Udaipur. According to a statement, phone and internet services in the region have not been halted.

On Friday, voters will be polled for the Parliament’s upper house. Notably, all of the Congress MLAs have been relocated to the Hotel Leela in Amer, where internet access has been disabled.

On Friday, MLAs from the Rajasthan Congress were relocated from Udaipur to Jaipur ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections, with party officials seeking to gain three seats in the Upper House of Parliament.

On the last day of Rajya Sabha voting, MLAs were accommodated at the Leela Palace Hotel on the outskirts of Jaipur. “It should now be evident to them (BJP) that their acts would not destroy the Congress’ unity. Congress is intact, and the party will win all three seats tomorrow if it works together. You may tally the ballots once they’ve been cast; Congress will have all 126 votes, “Raghu Sharma, a Congress leader, said.

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Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also expressed his confidence and ruled out the possibility of cross-voting. “We’re going to take all three chairs. We want the outcomes to be such that no one will attempt to win. We’re all in this together. The BJP is terrified. They’ll travel to the electoral commission, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), and the courts, among other places, “According to Gehlot.

On Friday, elections for four Rajya Sabha seats in Rajasthan will be contested, with the governing Congress party fielding three candidates: Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mukul Wasnik, and Pramod Tiwari. In the 200-member state Assembly, Congress has 108 lawmakers and needs 123 votes to gain three seats.

On Friday, polling will occur at the Assembly building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with counting beginning at 5 p.m.

Polling is due to take place amid reports of poaching.

Today, voters will go to the polls to elect members of the Rajya Sabha from 16 Rajya Sabha seats spread across four states amid rumors of horse-trading and worries of cross-voting. The polls will open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.

After the biennial elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats were declared yesterday, all 41 candidates from Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, and Telangana were elected uncontested on Friday. However, owing to the number of candidates outnumbering the seats, voting for the 16 seats distributed throughout Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Karnataka will take place today.

Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman, as well as Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Randeep Surjewala, and Mukul Wasnik, will all have fates determined at 5 p.m. when the ballots are counted.

Discontent has emerged in the Congress party after the unveiling of Upper House nominations.

In Maharashtra, the Congress party has fielded Imran Pratapgarhi for the elections, while the NCP has selected Praful Patel. Sanjay Raut and Sanjay Pawar of the Shiv Sena have been allowed a go in the elections.

Fearing horse-trading, the MVA has relocated all of its MLAs to a Mumbai hotel. On the other hand, the alliance is certain of winning all six seats in the state.

Dr. Anil Bonde, Piyush Goyal, and Dhananjay Mahadik are the BJP’s candidates from the state. Surprisingly, there will be seven candidates vying for the state’s six seats. Notably, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray called a conference of MLAs in the state and expressed confidence in all four Maha Vikas Aghadi candidates to win the Rajya Sabha elections.

Elections will be held for two seats in Haryana, located in the northern part of the country. Both BJP and Congress members were relocated to resorts to reduce the risk of poaching. The BJP-JJP coalition has relocated its MLAs to a resort in Chandigarh, while the Congress leaders have been relocated to a city resort.

Ajay Maken, a prominent Congress politician, has been nominated by the Congress, while Krishan Lal Panwar, a former minister, has been nominated by the BJP. It’s worth noting that Kuldeep Bishnoi, a top state leader, is already dissatisfied with the party’s recent moves. Aside from that, another issue for the party has arisen in Kartikey Sharma’s candidacy, whose father and father-in-law are former Congress officials with ties to state politics.

In Karnataka, the JD(S) has selected Kupendra Reddy, an entrepreneur, and social activist, as its first Rajya Sabha candidate.

Mansoor Ali Khan was the second candidate fielded by Congress to take against the JD(S) and its attempt to send Kupendra Reddy to the Rajya Sabha. Six candidates are running for four Rajya Sabha seats in Karnataka’s upcoming Rajya Sabha elections on June 10.