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NDA Inches Closer to Rajya Sabha Majority

With the recent victory in 30 more Rajya Sabha seats, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) finds itself just four seats short of the majority mark in the Upper House of Parliament. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a key constituent of the NDA, secured 30 seats in the elections, with 20 candidates winning unopposed and 10 emerging victorious in the polls held on February 27, 2023.

This win boosts the BJP’s tally to 97 seats in the Rajya Sabha, while the NDA’s count reaches 117 out of the total 240-member House. Despite facing some cross-voting in the polls, the BJP managed to strengthen its position in states like Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. As the NDA edges closer to the majority mark, these results are poised to have significant implications for legislative dynamics in the Rajya Sabha.