BJP Largest Party in RS

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics - Press Trust of In­dia

New Delhi: The BJP on Thurs­day over­took Congress to be­come the largest po­lit­i­cal party in the Ra­jya Sabha, where it now has 58 mem­bers against 57 of the main op­po­si­tion party. BJP MP Sam­patiya Uikey, who was elected to the Up­per House fol­low­ing a by­poll in MP took oath on Thurs­day.

His elec­tion was ne­ces­si­tated by the death of Union min­ster Anil Mad­hav Dave. This is the first time that the saf­fron party has be­come the num­ber one for­ma­tion in the RS af­ter the Naren­dra Modi gov­ern­ment came to power in May 2014.The BJP-led NDA, how­ever, is still short of a de­ci­sive ma­jor­ity in the house but the join­ing of JD (U) to the rul­ing block has fur­ther boosted its num­bers.

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