In recent times, opposition parties have interrupted proceedings of the upper house demanding discussion on their matters of choice, so now the increasing strength of the BJP would help the party to stop opposition parties.
In August 2017, the BJP overtook Congress and became the largest political party in the Rajya Sabha.
Elections to all these 59 seats will take place on 23rd March and the counting too will be done on the same day.
Of the 10 seats, eight will go to the BJP and and one to the SP. Her party could win only 18 seats with the BJP seizing power by winning more than 300 of the state's 403 seats and making major inroads into UP's significant Dalit vote.
In UP, where the maximum seats will fall vacant, the BJP expects to win at least nine.
Presently, the Congress and the NCP each have two of these six seats while the BJP and Shiv Sena share the remaining.
RJD chief Lalu Yadav had offered to send Ms Mayawati to the upper house from Bihar in July previous year after she resigned, accusing the BJP of not allowing her to raise the issue of anti-Dalit violence in Uttar Pradesh.
Three members each from Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan will retire, triggering elections, while Jharkhand will be able to send two representatives to the Upper House.
BJP leaders hope that along with allies and other parties like AIADMK, TRS, BJD and YSR, they will have an upper hand in the RS.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been calling for simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly polls.
The terms of several Union ministers, including Arun Jaitley, Prakash Javadekar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dharmendra Pradhan, J.P. Nadda, Thaawar Chand Gehlot and Ramdas Athawale are ending.
In Bengal, Trinamool Congress MPs Nadimul Haq and Vivek Gupta are set to complete their RS term. The ruling party now has eight out of 10 Rajya Sabha seats under its fold. The seat is now being contested by the JD-U, which had initially announced that it would not contest any of the three seats going for by-polls.
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I have received information from my reliable sources that attempts would be made to spike my food with poisonous substance wherever I stay during my yatra. "Spies are being deployed to keep a watch at my movements", tweeted Yadav.
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However, United cannot afford to lose on Sunday as a defeat could most definitively drag them down to a scrap for fourth. Willian is likely to keep his place though after scoring and also hitting the woodwork twice against the Catalan giants.
The medal is only the second for the United States in cross-country skiing in Olympic history and the first gold. For an athlete, being their country's designated flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony is a remarkable achievement.
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Miller's status is unknown going forward, and ESPN even erroneously reported that he had be fired at one point Saturday night. Miller was heard on a wiretap in a discussion with Christian Dawkins from ASM Sports agency, according to an ESPN report .
His decision to call a news conference came after a new allegation of sexual harassment was made by an unidentified individual. Two-thirds of Australian voters wanted Joyce to resign, The Australian newspaper's Newspoll showed earlier this week.
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The International Olympic Committee will decide today if the country can use its flag at tomorrow's closing ceremony. That's why bobsled pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva proudly wore a t-shirt that proclaimed, "I don't do doping ". "I feel it.
As you would expect after a pep talk from Eddie Jones at half time England came out with plenty of intensity in the second half. It's a quiet changing room, it's disappointing and some players are down, but we have to learn from it".
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IN has progressed steadily all season, understands what coach Archie Miller expects and have learned how to challenge everyone. As a guaranteed top-four seed, Ohio State is locked into a double-bye into the quarterfinals, which will be held on Friday.
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