For the Rajya Sabha Deputy Speaker, elections are to be held on Thursday. It is being seen as a test of opposition unity before the year 2019. While the NDA has fielded the JDU Rajya Sabha MP Harivansh Narayan Singh, the opposition has fielded Congress leader BK Hariprasad in the field. Both the groups are claiming their own victories, but look at the numbers and look at the BJD and your stand on Wednesday, the NDA's stance looks great. It is being told that the voting will be held at 12 noon. The Biju Janata Dal has decided to go with the NDA. He has 9 members. At the same time, you have decided to boycott the election. He has three members.
Let me know that there are 245 members in the Rajya Sabha. At this time one seat is vacant. NDA has 93 MPs It has 73 candidates, nominated 4, JDU 6, Akali Dal 3, Bodoland People's Front 1, Naga People's Front 1, Republican Party of India 1, Shivsena 3 and Democratic Front 1.
The opposition has 103 MPs. The Congress has 50 MPs, 13 of Trinamool Congress, 13 of the Samajwadi Party, 5 of the Communist Party of India (S), Nationalist Congress Party 4, 2 of the Communist Party of India, 4 of the Bahujan Samajwadi Party, 4 of the Dravida Munnetra Kazham, Rashtriya Janta Dal's 5. Indian Union is one member of Muslim League, JD (S) 1 and Kerala Congress (M) 1 member.
These will be trump cards
There are 30 MPs in the Rajya Sabha who have not opened their cards. Both the NDA and the UPA are constantly trying to make them in their camp. 13 members of AIDMK, 1 of the Indian National Lok Dal, 2 of the People's Democratic Party, 6 from the Telangana National Committee, the Youth Youth Raktu Rashtu 2 and the Independent 6 members of the Congress Party.
This may be attempts
Earlier, speculation was being made that Naveen Patnaik will go with the opposition. But on Wednesday, Patnaik made it clear that Harivansh Narayan Singh is a member of the Rajnarayan movement. In such a situation, he will remain with them. However, AIADMK has not yet opened its cards. But, by the way Panaliswami and Panneerselvam have shown close proximity to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last few months, it is clear that they will go with the NDA. In this way, the BJP seems to be growing much closer to victory.