rajya sabha

The polling was held for the states of Andhra Pradesh (four seats), Gujarat (four seats), Jharkhand (two seats), Madhya Pradesh (three seats), Manipur (one seat), Meghalaya (one seat) and Rajasthan (three seats).

The counting of votes is currently underway after polling was held for 19 Rajya Sabha seats across eight states on Friday.

Polling is being held for the states of Andhra Pradesh (four seats), Gujarat (four seats), Jharkhand (two seats), Madhya Pradesh (three seats), Manipur (one seat), Meghalaya (one seat) and Rajasthan (three seats).

The FIR was filed under multiple sections of the law after the BJP filed a complaint against the former Chief Minister.

Rajya Sabha Secretariat has issued an advisory to MPs that it will no longer pay or compensate for their train ticket fares if the journey is not availed by them.

The 18 seats are spread across Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Meghalaya.

Union Minister Ravishankar Prasad welcomed Gogoi in the Rajya Sabha. President Ram Nath Kovind had nominated the former CJI to the Rajya Sabha on March 16.

Gogoi served as the 46th Chief Justice of India from October 3, 2018, to November 17, 2019. Before leaving the office, Gogoi had said that the issue of pendency of cases in Indian courts is used extensively to "pull down the institution".

The bench headed by him presided over many landmark cases and delivered some crucial judgments like Ayodhya title dispute, Rafale defence deal, entry of women into Sabarimala temple and bringing CJI in RTI Act ambit.

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Sudhanshu Trivedi strongly rebutted the Opposition charge, one by one. Putting out facts before the House, he fiercely targeted Kapil Sibal for playing to the gallery.