The Bhartiya Janata Party on Wednesday shifted Finance Minister Arun Jaitley from Gujarat to Uttar Pradesh and Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan from Bihar to Madhya Pradesh in the first list of its nine candidates in the ensuing Rajya Sabha elections, all of whom are retiring members, including eight union ministers.
Following a poorer show in Gujarat Assembly polls, the BJP chose to shift Finance Minister to Uttar Pradesh for a safer entry into the Rajya Sabha.
Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala and Minister of State for Chemical and Fertiliser Mansukh Bhai Mandaviya have been renominated from Gujarat. Four seats each will go to elections from Gujarat and Karnataka; three each from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, and Rajasthan; two from Jharkhand; and one seat each from Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The Congress has now decided field Pitroda from Gujarat.
In the state Assembly polls, the BJP's tally reduced to 99 in 2017 from 115 in 2012, while the Congress managed to increase its numbers to 77 from the previous 60.
The elections for 58 Rajya Sabha seats falling vacant across the country are slated to be held on March 23.
Mr. Chandrashekar may not find it easy to get a BJP ticket as netizens have started a campaign on social media urging the party to opt for a local candidate instead of an outsider.
Given the majority of the BJD in the Assembly, where it has 117 members in 147-member House, it wouldn't be hard for ruling party nominees to make it to the upper house of parliament. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah rejected the high command's candidate, Sam Pitroda stating that it would be better to elect a local from the state in view of the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018. Congress state chief, Bharat Sinh Solanki could file nomination for the second seat. There will be a tough contest for the fourth seat between the Congress and the JDS.
It is a five-year, $82.5 million extension that includes $55 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter . On Thursday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers locked up their backup quarterback, re-signing Ryan Fitzpatrick .
It also is increasing community outreach efforts to nursing homes to help address prescription opioid addiction among the elderly. States that saw a slight decrease in opioid overdoses included Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.
Broadcom also took a swipe at Qualcomm's licensing business, which is a subject of dispute between the companies. It added that it would create a $1.5 billion investment fund to train American engineers.
This 460MB update brings a lot of new goodies to the table, some of which we've been clamoring for since the console's release. Supersampling will allow for games that are capable of running in 4K to downscale at match whatever TV you are using.
Microsoft announced Windows 10 S previous year , the new version of Windows 10 was meant to compete with Chrome OS . We use Win10S as an option for schools or businesses that want the "low-hassle"/guaranteed performance version.
According to Mathrubhoomi, the Mahatma Gandhi statue was damaged at taluk office in Taliparamba in Kannur district of Kerala. In another incident, a bust of Mahatma Gandhi was defaced in Kerala's Kannur district by a mentally-challenged man.
The ECB has said purchases will continue at 30 billion euros ($37 billion) monthly at least through September. The euro has turned lower vs. the dollar by 0.3% and the Stoxx 600 has moved from flat to up 0.8%.
Now, it seems that the brand is preparing to roll out the Oreo update for the Galaxy Note 8 , Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge . The device sports a 5.7-inch full HD display and is powered by MediaTek P25 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM.
According to the bureau, the agreement will become effective in 60 days, as long as at least six member nations have ratified it. It imposed a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum from all countries except Canada and Mexico.
That game is followed by games against two tanking teams in the Kings and Suns. "It's a little different", Kerr said. Kerr set for discussion: Kerr is set to participate Monday in a town-hall-style discussion on gun violence with U.S.
He said his country, in contrast to China, puts emphasis on promoting independent and sustainable growth in Africa. China is aggressively working to expand its regional influence, which is something of concern to USA lawmakers.
Forecasters predicting 12-18 inches of snow
Additionally, all county offices and the Montgomery County Courthouse were closed on Wednesday . Wind gusts could reach speeds of 35-45 miles per hour and could be potentially damaging.
Oscars get lowest ratings in show's history
Though some male celebrities showed up wearing Time's Up pins, the awards was already feeling safe and apolitical. Still, when an artist I really like gets an Oscar, I tend to be happy. "That increases the value of it".
'Traitor!': Manafort faces protester after pleading not guilty
Another trial on federal charges in Washington D.C.is scheduled to begin on September 17 and likely to stretch for several weeks. In the DC charges alone, Manafort faces a likely sentence of more than 15 years to nearly 20 years in prison if found guilty.
Iran urges Europe to help protect nuclear deal
Hardline Iranian media reacted angrily to Le Drian's visit with headlines like "The Rude Guest" and "Weapons of mass seduction". Iran's missiles can now hit any point in the Middle East, including Israel and USA military bases, as well as parts of Europe.