Mukul Roy in a press conference on Monday morning said, "With a heavy heart, I am announcing that I will quit the primary party post of Trinamool Congress and the Rajya Sabha membership. I will formally resign after the Durga Puja break."
The Vice-President, who is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, has raised questions over the making of a feature film, renting office space and hiring cabs.
JD(U) spokesperson K C Tyagi said Yadav's participation in the rally of an opposition party was a fit case for disqualification under Schedule 10 of its constitution as it amounted to anti-party activity.
The MPs met Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to hand him a letter appointing Singh as the leader of the JD(U) in the upper house, the leader said.
Election to the three Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat were held yesterday. While Shah and Union minister Smriti Irani were elected to the Upper House of Parliament, party candidate Balwantsinh Rajpur was defeated by Congress veteran Ahmed Patel.
Congress veteran Ahmed Patel has retained his Gujarat Rajya Sabha seat.
The most high-profile election was in Gujarat, where senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel was re-elected after a nail-biting contest.
The long-serving political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been one of the most powerful functionaries in the party. An organisational man, he had gently turned down offers to join the government at the centre by four prime ministers when the Congress was in power, according to party insiders.
Omar praised the Election Commission (EC) for what he described as "withstanding the pressure from the Centre".
The Congress leader retained his place in the Rajya Sabha after the Election Commission disqualified the votes of two rebel party legislators.
"Congratulations to BJP President @AmitShah & ministerial colleague @smritiirani on getting elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat," Modi wrote in a tweet.
However, former Congress stalwart Shankersinh Vaghela, after casting his vote, told reporters, "As Ahmed Patel is going to lose, I have not given my vote to him."
While the Congress has fielded Ahmed Patel, a five term MP and the political advisor to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, the BJP has gone ahead and put up rebel Congress leader Balwantsinh Rajput, who till recently was Congress' chief whip in the assembly.
Hinting at the ongoing political manoeuvring and a seesawing number game, he said the BJP will get three more votes than the number required for all its three candidates to win.
The 52-year-old has had a immensely successful run as the BJP president. Under his stewardship, the 'Lotus' has bloomed across the country.
He is being supported by 19 parties, including the JDU and the AAP.
Samajwadi Party member Naresh Agrawal raised strong objection to the change in the name of one of India’s oldest railway stations
Opposition assured that the Bill shall be passed in the next Parliamentary session after considering the Select Committee's recommendations
A 14-year-old boy in Mumbai allegedly committed suicide last week after playing this game for 50 days
Replying to questions, Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta said during the Question Hour that "the Handloom weavers do not come under the GST regime as their total turnover is below Rs 20 lakh."
Though BJP is now the biggest party it is still short of a majority in Rajya Sabha
A combative Swaraj rejected the Opposition contention that the Modi government has no policy with regard to Pakistan, asserting that it had laid the "roadmap" envisioning peace and normalcy even before it took over.
A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar, however, agreed to examine the constitutional validity of the August 1 notification of the Election Commission allowing the NOTA option.
According to IT officials, around Rs 10.5 crore in cash was recovered from various properties of DK Shivakumar.
The defection of several Congress MLAs to the BJP means Patel's victory in Gujarat is far from guaranteed.