14:02 PM IST: Speaking to India Today, Deputy Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan assembly Rajendra Rathore accused the ruling Congress of using money power to indulge in horse-trading. He added that the BJP leadership will decide on action against party MLA Shobha Rani Khushwaha, whose vote was rejected during polling.

13:12 PM IST: JD(S) chief HD Kumaraswamy lashed out at the Congress and called it the BJP's "B-team" after his party MLA K Srinivasa Gowda openly admitted to voting for the Congress in the Rajya Sabha polls. "I had said that Srinivasa Gowda will vote for Congress. SR Srinivas also didn't vote for JD(S). Congress has shown its true face today. Congress is the 'B' team of the BJP. They are the main culprit for rise of BJP in the country," said Kumaraswamy, as quote by ANI.

12:53 PM IST: I will not vote for Kartikeya Sharma or any other candidate and remain 'absent' today. I will continue to stand with the people of Haryana. There is a 'mandi' (market) for buying and selling for MLAs here. I got many offers but no one can buy me or threaten me. - Independent MLA Balraj Kundu

12:49 PM IST: A argument broke out between Deputy Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan assembly Rajendra Rathod and state Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra after the latter alleged that BJP MLA Kailash Meena showed his ballot to the BJP polling agent. Proceedings briefly came to a halt as Rathod and Dotasra exchanged heated words. Footage from CCTV cameras may be examined to determine if Kailash Meena showed his ballot or not, after which the validity of the vote will be decided.

12:40 PM IST: BJP MLA Shobharani Kushwaha's vote was rejected during polling in the Rajya Sabha election in Rajasthan. She is the MLA from Dholpur. BJP State President Satish Poonia said the validity of vote will be decided at the time of counting.

12:27 PM IST: #WATCH | I have voted for Congress because I love it: K Srinivasa Gowda, Karnataka JD(S) leader on Rajya Sabha elections pic.twitter.com/oMSkdlYSuQ — ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2022

12:19 PM IST: Trinamool Congress vice president Yashwant Sinha's remarks came after a special court rejected the pleas filed by Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik and former minister Anil Deshmukh seeking a day’s bail to vote in the Rajya Sabha elections. Nawab Malik's appeal was also dismissed by the Bombay High Court on Friday. Very wrong to take away the voting right of those MLAs who are in jail. This way a ruling party can arrest as many MLAs as needed to win an election. This was not the practice in the past. I know of cases where they were allowed to come from jail and vote. — Yashwant Sinha (@YashwantSinha) June 10, 2022

11:52 AM IST: JD(S) MLA Srinivas Gowda met with Congress leader Siddaramaiah after casting his vote in the Rajya Sabha polls. Sources said Srinivas Gowda was seen entering the Congress party's room at the Vidhan Soudha, sources said, adding that he may have cross-voted in the other party's favour.

11:48 AM IST: Chandigarh | Kuldeep Bishnoi is upset with Congress, he is not going to vote for them. One more MLA from Congress is also not going to vote for the party but I will not take the name. All the 6 independent MLAs have voted for BJP: Randhir Golan, Independent MLA from Haryana pic.twitter.com/tZ2Qcj3Wmd — ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2022

11:22 AM IST: Chandigarh | Haryana CM ML Khattar casts his vote in #RajyaSabhaElections2022 pic.twitter.com/12edyHRV5b — ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2022

11:17 AM IST: The BJP has filed a complaint with election officials alleging that JD(S) MLA HD Revanna (son of Deve Gowda) showed his ballot paper to DK Shivakumar, who is a Congress polling agent. On this ground, Revanna's vote should be disqualified, the BJP said.

10:35 AM IST: Sources told India Today that two BJP ministers have convinced two JD(S) MLAs to cross-vote. The conversation between the two parties happened early morning on Friday at an undisclosed location, the source added.

10:28 AM IST: . pic.twitter.com/J8sFGFdUf3 — Basavaraj S Bommai (@BSBommai) June 10, 2022

09:56 AM IST: Maharashtra | Union Minister Piyush Goyal arrives at Legislative Assembly in Mumbai for #RajyaSabhaElections2022 pic.twitter.com/Vs9Hcjjzj6 — ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2022

09:53 AM IST: Image credits: Rajasthan State Election Commission Image credits: Rajasthan State Election Commission

09:48 AM IST: Talking about the Congress’s prospects in the Rajya Sabha polls, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said, “We are winning all the three seats comfortably and they [BJP] should take care of their house because it is in disarray. Their MLAs did not like how another candidate was supported by the party. What was the point of helping another candidate win by unnecessary horse trading?” , ? pic.twitter.com/SseiPQl7Qf — Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) June 10, 2022

09:18 AM IST: Maharashtra | All four candidates of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) will win. We have full support: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on #RajyaSabhaElections2022 pic.twitter.com/BeWULA37Et — ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2022

08:43 AM IST: I am confident and hopeful that I will emerge successful in today's elections. I believe that JD(S) MLAs will vote for me. - Mansoor Khan, Congress RS candidate from Karnataka

08:35 AM IST: Congress president DK Shivakumar met and spoke with Rajya Sabha candidates Jairam Ramesh and Mansoor Khan at the party office inside Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru.

Rajya Sabha Elections 2022 LIVE Updates: Congress is BJP's 'B team', says Kumaraswamy after JD(S) MLA cross-votes

New Delhi | June 10, 2022 14:07 IST

Rajya Sabha Election 2022 LIVE Updates: Polling for 16 Rajya Sabha seats in four states – Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Haryana and Karnataka -- began today (June 10) at 9 am. The Election Commission has appointed special observers and ordered videography of the entire exercise amid allegations of horse-trading by rival parties. In the run-up to the polls, the Congress and the BJP had sequestered their legislators in hotels and resorts to deter poaching. The MLAs will head to the legislative assemblies today to cast their votes. Biennial elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats were announced recently and 41 candidates across 11 states were declared elected unopposed last Friday. Stay with Indiatoday.in for LIVE Updates on the Rajya Sabha Elections 2022:

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Polling for 16 Rajya Sabha seats in four states will be held today. (PTI photo)
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Congress used money power to indulge in horse-trading: Rajasthan BJP leader

Speaking to India Today, Deputy Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan assembly Rajendra Rathore accused the ruling Congress of using money power to indulge in horse-trading. He added that the BJP leadership will decide on action against party MLA Shobha Rani Khushwaha, whose vote was rejected during polling.

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Congress has shown its true face today: Kumaraswamy on JD(S) MLA's cross-voting

JD(S) chief HD Kumaraswamy lashed out at the Congress and called it the BJP's "B-team" after his party MLA K Srinivasa Gowda openly admitted to voting for the Congress in the Rajya Sabha polls.

"I had said that Srinivasa Gowda will vote for Congress. SR Srinivas also didn't vote for JD(S). Congress has shown its true face today. Congress is the 'B' team of the BJP. They are the main culprit for rise of BJP in the country," said Kumaraswamy, as quote by ANI.

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'Mandi' to buy and sell MLAs in Haryana, claims Independent MLA
I will not vote for Kartikeya Sharma or any other candidate and remain 'absent' today. I will continue to stand with the people of Haryana. There is a 'mandi' (market) for buying and selling for MLAs here. I got many offers but no one can buy me or threaten me.
- Independent MLA Balraj Kundu

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Controversy erupts in Rajasthan assembly over BJP MLA Kailash Meena's vote

A argument broke out between Deputy Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan assembly Rajendra Rathod and state Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra after the latter alleged that BJP MLA Kailash Meena showed his ballot to the BJP polling agent. Proceedings briefly came to a halt as Rathod and Dotasra exchanged heated words. Footage from CCTV cameras may be examined to determine if Kailash Meena showed his ballot or not, after which the validity of the vote will be decided.

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Rajasthan: BJP MLA Shobharani Kushwaha's vote rejected

BJP MLA Shobharani Kushwaha's vote was rejected during polling in the Rajya Sabha election in Rajasthan. She is the MLA from Dholpur.

BJP State President Satish Poonia said the validity of vote will be decided at the time of counting.

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Karnataka RS polls: Voted for Congress because I love it, says JD(S) MLA

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Wrong to take away voting rights of MLAs in jail: TMC's Yashwant Sinha

Trinamool Congress vice president Yashwant Sinha's remarks came after a special court rejected the pleas filed by Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik and former minister Anil Deshmukh seeking a day’s bail to vote in the Rajya Sabha elections. Nawab Malik's appeal was also dismissed by the Bombay High Court on Friday.

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JUST IN | Maharashtra: 180 MLAs have cast their votes till 11:37 am in RS polls
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JD(S) MLA Srinivas Gowda voted for Congress, seen meeting with Siddaramaiah, say sources

JD(S) MLA Srinivas Gowda met with Congress leader Siddaramaiah after casting his vote in the Rajya Sabha polls. Sources said Srinivas Gowda was seen entering the Congress party's room at the Vidhan Soudha, sources said, adding that he may have cross-voted in the other party's favour.

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Haryana: Independent MLAs voted for BJP, says legislator

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Haryana RS polls: CM Manohar Lal Khattar casts his vote

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Karnataka: BJP complains to EC to disqualify JD(S) MLA's vote

The BJP has filed a complaint with election officials alleging that JD(S) MLA HD Revanna (son of Deve Gowda) showed his ballot paper to DK Shivakumar, who is a Congress polling agent. On this ground, Revanna's vote should be disqualified, the BJP said.

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2 JD(S) MLAs to cross-vote for BJP candidate?

Sources told India Today that two BJP ministers have convinced two JD(S) MLAs to cross-vote. The conversation between the two parties happened early morning on Friday at an undisclosed location, the source added.

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Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai casts his vote at Vidhana Soudha

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Union Minister Piyush Goyal arrives at Vidhan Sabha for Maharashtra RS polls

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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot casts his vote in Rajya Sabha polls | Pics
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Image credits: Rajasthan State Election Commission

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Ashok Gehlot fires horse-trading salvo at BJP | Watch

Talking about the Congress’s prospects in the Rajya Sabha polls, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said, “We are winning all the three seats comfortably and they [BJP] should take care of their house because it is in disarray. Their MLAs did not like how another candidate was supported by the party. What was the point of helping another candidate win by unnecessary horse trading?”

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All 4 MVA candidates will win, we have full support: Sanjay Raut

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Believe JD(S) MLAs will vote for me, says Congress candidate Mansoor Khan
I am confident and hopeful that I will emerge successful in today's elections. I believe that JD(S) MLAs will vote for me.
- Mansoor Khan, Congress RS candidate from Karnataka

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Preparations begin for Rajya Sabha elections in Karnataka

Congress president DK Shivakumar met and spoke with Rajya Sabha candidates Jairam Ramesh and Mansoor Khan at the party office inside Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru.

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