New Delhi, June 14: The Congress Party on Tuesday expelled six MLAs in Uttar Pradesh for cross voting during the Rajya Sabha Elections.Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi confirmed the news. Also Read - Vaccine, Jobs And Unemployment Allowance: High Political Drama in Bihar as Parties Wage Manifesto War Ahead of Polls
The grand old party won six seats in the Rajya Sabha polls and the BJP-led alliance made significant gains with 12 seats in the biennial elections marked by cross-voting and a dramatic rejection of votes for a ‘wrong pen’. Also Read - 'Unlike UP...': Rahul Gandhi Hits Out At BJP Over 'Gandhis Don't Care' Comment
The other major gainer in the elections held for 27 seats across seven states include the Samajwadi Party which won seven seats in Uttar Pradesh. The Bahujan Samaj Party won two.(ALSO READ:Congress wins lone Rajya Sabha seat from Uttarakhand, defeating BJP-backed candidate). Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Migrants Walked Kms Without Food & Water, Did PM Help You Then, Asks Rahul | Highlights
Out of the 58 seats that fell vacant in the Upper House this summer, the NDA has now won 23, improving upon the 18 seats it held earlier. The Congress, which held 15 of these seats, now has nine.