The BJP, which earlier held 54 seats in the Rajya Sabha, has now increased its standing to 69 seats in the House.
Yet in spite of the major win, the BJP-led NDA is short of the majority because the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which has six members in the House, is no longer an ally. Of them, the BJP won 17. Opposition are supporting the BSP candidates but it lacks in the number along with the ninth BJP candidate.
Among prominent leaders who won were union finance minister Arun Jaitley and BJP's GVL Narasimha Rao.
Samajwadi Party candidate Jaya Bachhan too was elected to the Rajya Sabha. "Samajwadi Party le sakti hai, de nahi sakti (SP's opportunistic face has come to the fore in these polls... it can take but not give)". In the recent bypolls, Nishad Party had supported SP in Gorakhpur.
While Anil Singh claimed that he listened to "inner voice" and went with "Maharaj ji" (Adityanath), Agarwal, whose father Naresh Agarwal recently joined BJP, said: "SP chose a candidate who entertains over one who works for society..." SP had six of the 10 seats in UP. With none making it to 37, it fell onto second preference votes, in which the BSP was outnumbered. SP had sufficient numbers to ensure the victory of Jaya Bachchan.
BSP legislator Mukhtar Ansari and SP MLA Harnam Yadav could not cast their votes as they were in jail.
BSP national general secretary Satish Misra also echoed Mayawati's comments and said that they got the SP votes but it was the "misuse" of power by the BJP which led to the defeat of BSP candidate. The two Congress votes which were at the heart of the dispute were set aside.
The BJP will present this additional support from rival party MLAs as sign of its popularity in UP.
There were 59 Rajya Sabha that were to be filled. While in West Bengal.
All four Trinamool candidates - sitting Rajya Sabha member Nadimul Haque, and first time nominees Subhasish Chakraborty, Abir Biswas and Santanu Sen - are now rajya sabha members.
The ruling parties in Telangana and West Bengal also did well. The poll found the Congress suffering yet another setback.
In Chhatisgarh, 49-year-old Saroj Pandey secured a Rajya Sabha berth after she polled 51 votes while Congress candidate Lekhram Sahu managed only 36 votes.
Backed by the Asaduddin Owaisi's party, AIMIM, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) won all the three seats. Its candidates - B Prakash, AB Lingaiah Yadav and J Santosh Kumar - were chosen to the Upper House. "An environment of fear was created due to which there was some cross-voting done", said the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. The Congress fashioned a dramatic victory, winning despite having only seven votes.
Your full team of First Alert meteorologists- Jerry Jackson, Dontae Jones, Megan Lindsey and David Sawyer- will keep you updated. Later in the evening, the wintry mix is expected to switch to snow, with intermittent bouts of heavy snow.
However, the article was never published and Ms McDougal insists she was tricked into silence about the relationship. McDougal said she met Melania at the Playboy Mansion at a party for the airing of " Celebrity Apprentice ".
McMaster briefed the president by phone before the conversation while Trump was in the White House residence. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive internal deliberations.
According to Cohen, a YouTube music service is in development to compete directly with Apple Music and Spotify. They will "smoke out" people who can afford to pay for a subscription and shepherd them to the new service.
The demonstrators also blocked access to the Golden 1 Center, preventing some fans from attending a Sacramento Kings game. The police killing of 22-year-old Stephon Clark brought a second day of angry protests to Sacramento on Friday.
Cochran, chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, announced his retirement for health reasons on March 5. But the governor has criticized McDaniel for switching races after he initially declared his candidacy against Sen.
Merkel, a Russian speaker, has had a hard but engaged relationship with Putin during her more than 12 years in office. Seehofer sparked a furor last week when he told the Bild newspaper that "Islam does not belong in Germany".
The Tamimi family is known for its unarmed resistance to Israel's encroachment on their village of Nabi Saleh. The teen's mother, Nariman, was also convicted, sentenced to eight months in prison and fined 6,000 shekels.
Administration officials said it was unclear if the President had seen the briefing memo that was leaked to the Post. According to the Kremlin, Trump and Putin discussed the need to restrict the arms race between the two nations.
Entire cast of Stranger Things gets a huge pay raise
Ad Age reached out to Netflix for more info on the typeface, but a spokesperson declined to provide further information. If simple math's not your thing, we've got you covered - that totals out to $3.5 million for the season.
Federal judge blocks MS abortion law
The Jackson Women's Health Organization was assisted by the pro-abortion Center of Reproductive Rights in filing its lawsuit. It says that it performed 78 abortions past 15 weeks in 2017, or about 3% of Mississippi's 2,500 abortions previous year .
Korean Cultural Performance to Visit Pyongyang Thursday
The meeting of the South Korean delegates and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un earlier this month also plays a major role. The singer and producer Yoon Sang will direct the big event. "We will prepare well to showcase great performances".
Female victim in school shooting 1 of 9 siblings
After the incident , buses took students to Leonardtown High School, about eight miles away, where parents could pick them up. According to CNN's research , there have been 16 confirmed school shootings this year in the United States prior to today.