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 - Chhattisgarh Local Congress Leaders and Workers Enter Into Ugly Brawl, Ex-Dist President Pushed | Watch
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 - Petrol, Diesel Prices Surge to Record-High Levels, Costs 33% More Than Aviation Fuel | Check City-Wise Rates
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 - No Alcohol And Drugs, No Public Criticism of Party: Congress' Requisites For New Members | Details Here
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.