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Rajya Sabha Election

Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala in Kerala Assembly casts his vote for Rajya Sabha election at the Legislature Complex in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan casts his vote for Rajya Sabha election at the Legislature Complex in Thiruvananthapuram.

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BJP candidate Jai Prakash Nishad files his nomination for Rajya Sabha by-election, in Lucknow.

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Newly-elected Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba speaks during his felicitation ceremony, in Imphal.

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BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav (C), Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh (L) and newly-elected Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba, in Imphal.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren (R) gives a certificate to his father and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Chief Shibu Soren (L) after he won Rajya Sabha Election at Jharkhand Assembly, in Ranchi.

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BJP Rajya Sabha election candidate Abhay Bhardwaj being sanitised as he arrives to cast his vote during RS elections, in Gandhinagar.

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An MLA checks his temperature as he arrives to cast his vote during RS elections, in Gandhinagar. Voting for the four Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat began today.

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Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee President Kamal Nath casts his vote for Rajya Sabha election at State Assembly, in Bhopal.

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MLA's of Congress party attend a meeting chaired by Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) state president Rameshwar Oraon and State Minister Alamgir Alam and others, ahead of Rajya Sabha Election, in Ranchi.

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Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and Health Minister Raghu Sharma flash victory sign as they arrive to cast their vote for Rajya Sabha Election at State Assembly, in Jaipur.

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Congress MLA Kunal Choudhary wearing a PPE kit, who has tested positive with coronavirus, casts his vote for Rajya Sabha election, at State Assembly in Bhopal.

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Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha candidate Digvijay Singh being checked by medics as he arrives to cast his vote for Rajya Sabha election at State Assembly, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhopal.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan arrives to cast his vote for Rajya Sabha elections, in the State Assembly, in Bhopal.

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All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) chief Sudesh Mahato (C) with party MP Chandra Prakash Chaudhary (L) and Lambodar Mahato (R) flashes victory sign after casting their votes for Rajya Sabha polls, at Jharkhand Assembly in Ranchi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party legislator leader Babulal Marandi shows victory sign as he arrives to cast his vote for Rajya Sabha polls, at Jharkhand Assembly in Ranchi.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan casts his vote for Rajya Sabha elections, in the State Assembly, in Bhopal.

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BJP MLAs stand in a queue to cast their votes for Rajya Sabha polls, at Jharkhand Assembly in Ranchi.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan with Union Ministers Prakash Javdekar, Narendra Singh Tomar, BSP MLA Ram Bai, Independent MLA Surendra Singh Shera during a meeting, ahead of Rajya Sabha election, at BJP state headquarters in Bhopal.

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Security forces deployed in the State Assembly ahead of Rajya Sabha election, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhopal.

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Congress MLA arrives at The Ummed hotel ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections, in Ahmedabad.

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JD(S) supremo and party candidate for Rajya Sabha polls H D Devegowda (4th R), accompanied by his sons H D Kumaraswamy (2nd R) and H D Revanna (3rd R), files his nomination papers at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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Janata Dal (Secular) JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda is greeted by Karnataka culture minister and BJP senior leader CT Ravi after filing his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha polls at Vidhana Soudha, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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JD(S) candidate H D Devegowda with his sons H D Kumaraswamy (C) and H D Revanna (R) arrives at Vidhana Soudha to file his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha polls, in Bengaluru.

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BJP candidate Ashok Gasti files his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha seat in the presence of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, at the office of Legislative Assembly in Bengaluru.

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BJP candidate Veeranna Kadadi files his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha seat in the presence of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, at the office of Legislative Assembly in Bengaluru.

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Congress Rajya Sabha candidate Mallikarjun Kharge (C), KPCC President D K Shivakumar (L), leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah (R) and others leave after the former filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha seat at Vidhana Soudha, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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KPCC President DK Shivakumar (C) and CLP leader Siddaramiah (R) give B form to senior party leader Mallikarjuna Kharge (L) as the party candidate for upcoming Rajya Sabha election from Karnataka, at KPCC office in Bengaluru.

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Congress Rajya Sabha candidate Mallikarjun Kharge is greeted by party leaders after he filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha seat at Vidhana Soudha, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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Congress MLAs and leaders attend CLP leader meeting ahead of Rajya Sabha Election after two party MLAs gave their resignation to Gujarat Assembly Speaker, at Congress party headquarter in Ahmedabad.

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Gujarat Congress MLAs arrive at the airport from Jaipur ahead of Rajya Sabha elections, in Ahmedabad. 68 MLAs who were moved to Jaipur for some days, returned today for the Rajya Sabha election, which has been postponed due to coronavirus outbreak.

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BJP candidate Dushyant Kumar Gautam submits his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections in the presence of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal at Haryana Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh.

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Congress candidate Deepender Hooda submits his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections in the presence of former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, at Haryana Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh.

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TRS party candidate Suresh Reddy submits his nomination for Rajya Sabha elections at State Assembly in Hyderabad.

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TRS party candidate Keshav Rao submits his nomination for Rajya Sabha elections at State Assembly in Hyderabad.

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Trinamool Congress candidates Arpita Ghosh (R) and Mausam Benazir Noor (L) flash victory signs during the filing of nominations for Rajya Sabha elections, at West Bengal Legislative Assembly in Kolkata.

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Congress and AIUDF common candidate Ajit Kumar Bhuyan files his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections, at Assam Legislative Assembly in Guwahati. Congress leader Tarun Gogoi (3L) and AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal (2L) are also seen.

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Congress leader Digvijaya Singh greets party candidate Phool Singh Baraiya after the latter files his nomination for Rajya Sabha elections, in Bhopal.

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CPI(M) and Congress joint candidate Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya (2nd L) with Congress MLAs Asit Mitra (L) and Manoj Chakraborty (2nd R) and CPI(M) MLA Sujan Chakraborty (R), comes out after filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections, in Kolkata.

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Jharkhand BJP President Deepak Prakash (C) flashes victory sign along with Leader of Opposition Babulal Marandi (3L), Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda (2L), former Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das (R) and others after filling his nomination for Rajya Sabha Elections, at Jharkhand Assembly in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand BJP President Deepak Prakash files his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha Elections, at Jharkhand Assembly in Ranchi. Leader of Opposition Babulal Marandi (3R), Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda (2R), and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das (R) are also presented.

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BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia files his nomination papers to Returning Officer AP Singh for Rajya Sabha elections, at Madhya Pradesh Assembly in Bhopal.

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BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia files his nomination papers to Returning Officer AP Singh for Rajya Sabha elections, at Madhya Pradesh Assembly in Bhopal.

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Janta Dal (United) leader and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh files his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha election, in Patna.

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Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh (R) with party leaders Vivek Tankha (L) and Arun Yadav after filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections, in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, in Bhopal.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidates Premchand Gupta (R) and Amrendradhari Singh (L) with party leader Tejaswi Yadav flash victory sign after filing their nominations for Rajya Sabha elections, at Bihar Legislative Assembly in Patna.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy along with YSR Congress candidates for Rajya Sabha elections Pillai Subhash Chandra Bose (2L), Mopidevi Venkataramana (2R), Alala Ayodhyarami Reddy (R) and Parimal Nathwani (L), at Amaravati camp office.

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Former Railways Minister and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi (R) and party West Bengal President Subrata Bakshi during the filling of their nomination for Rajya Sabha elections, at West Bengal Legislative Assembly in Kolkata.

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NCP Chief Sharad Pawar (C) files his nomination for Rajya Sabha election in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (L), at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai.

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BJD candidates Muna Khan (C in green), Subash Singh, Sujit Kumar and Mamata Mahanta file their nominations for Rajya Sabha elections at Odisha Legislative Assembly chamber in Bhubaneswar. President Naveen Patnaik is also seen.

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Bodoland People's Front (BPF) leader Biswajit Daimary files his nomination paper before the Returning Officer, for the Rajya Sabha elections at Assam Legislative Assembly, at Dispur, in Guwahati.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Supremo Shibu Soren (C) files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha Elections, scheduled to be held on March 26, 2020, at Jharkhand Assembly, in Ranchi.

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BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh displays victory sign as he arrives to file his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha seat, at Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow. UP BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh is also seen.

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Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu presents a bouquet to BJP leader Satish Chandra Dubey after he took oath as the Member of Rajya Sabha from Bihar, in New Delhi. Dubey was declared elected unopposed since no other candidate had filed nomination papers for the by-elections.

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BJP National Spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi receives certificate after he was declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, in Lucknow. He has been elected to the Rajya Sabha on the seat which fell vacant following the death of BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley.

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BJP candidate Satish Chandra Dubey flashes the victory sign after filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha seat, in Patna

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BJP candidate Sudhanshu Trivedi filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha seat in presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, at Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow

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BJP candidate Neeraj Shekhar files his nomination papers as BJP candidate for the bypoll to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, at Tandon Hall of Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and UP BJP state President Swatantra Dev Singh are also seen.

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Congress MLAs arrive by bus at the residence of Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly Paresh Dhanani's, ahead of Rajya Sabha election, in Gandhinagar.

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Congress leader Alpesh Thakor arrives to cast his vote during Rajya Sabha election 2019 at Gujarat Assembly in Gandhinagar.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and State BJP president Jitu Vaghani come out from voting center after casting their votes for Rajya Sabha election at Gujarat assembly in Gandhinagar.

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(L-R) Rajya Sabha candidate Jugalji Thakor, State BJP president Jitu Vaghani and Union Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar flash the victory sign during Rajya Sabha election at Assembly hall in Gandhinagar.

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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar addresses a press conference, at BJP state headquarters in Gandhinagar. Jaishankar filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha poll from Gujarat.

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Union minister and BJP candidate S Jaishankar (2nd R) along with another party candidate Jugalji Thakor (L), Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani (2nd L) and state BJP chief Jitu Vaghani (R) shows the victory sign after filing nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections, in Gandhinagar.

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Senior AGP leader Birendra Prasad Baishya files his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections from Assam, in Guwahati.

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Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu with re-elected Rajya Sabha member M P Veerendra Kumar after the latter took oath for his new term, at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad after taking oath as a Rajya Sabha member for a new six-year term, at Parliament House in New Delhi. He was re-elected to the House from Uttar Pradesh on April 3.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath flashes the victory sign with newly elected BJP MP's of Rajya Sabha after BJP wins 9 seats in UP, in Lucknow

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Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad with JD(U) candidates Vashist Narayan Singh and Mahendra Singh flash a victory sign after filing their nomination papers for Rajya Sabha election at Bihar Assembly in Patna.

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Finance minister Arun Jaitley with Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Mourya and other leaders at Uttar Pradesh assembly before filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha Election, in Lucknow.

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Finance minister Arun Jaitley takes oath while filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha Election at Uttar Pradesh assembly, in Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, Deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma are also seen.

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Union HRD Minister Prakash Jawdekar takes oath while filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha in the presence of Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnvis (2nd L) and other BJP leaders, at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai.

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AAP's newly-elected Rajya Sabha members Sushil Gupta, Sanjay Singh and ND Gupta at a press conference, in New Delhi.

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Newly-elected Delhi Rajya Sabha MPs Sushil Gupta, Sanjay Singh and ND Gupta pose with their certificates, in New Delhi.

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AAP's Rajya Sabha nominee Sanjay Singh being welcomed by Ashutosh and other party leaders at the party office in New Delhi.

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Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri filing his nomination papers in the presence of Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and other cabinet ministers at Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow.

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Union minister of state for tourism (Independent charges) Alphons Kannanthanam file his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha in Jaipur. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is also seen.

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Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs outside the counting centre of Rajya Sabha election votes at Gandhinagar.

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Congress leaders P Chidambaram, Ashok Gehlot, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mukul Wasnik and Anand Sharma coming out of the Election Commission of India, in New Delhi. A delegation of senior Congress leaders met the election commission over RS polls in Gujarat.

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Congress leaders P Chidambaram and RPN Singh coming out of the Election Commission of India, in New Delhi. A delegation of senior Congress leaders met the election commission over RS polls in Gujarat.

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Union ministers Ravishanker Prasad, Piyush Goyal, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and other BJP leaders coming out of the Election Commission of India, in New Delhi. A BJP delegation comprising of many central ministers met the election commission over RS polls in Gujarat.

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Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani flashes victory sign after casting her vote in Gujarat Rajya Sabha election, in Gandhinagar.

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BJP president Amit Shah flashes victory sign after casting his vote in Gujarat Rajya Sabha election, in Gandhinagar.

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Congress leader Ahmed Patel after casting vote for the Rajya Sabha election at the Secretariat in Gandhinagar.

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Senior Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil casts his vote for Rajya Sabha election at the Secretariat in Gandhinagar.

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BJP National President Amit Shah casts his vote for Rajya Sabha election at the Secretariat in Gandhinagar.

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Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani, who is looking to retain her Rajya Sabha seat from Gujarat, sits in the voting room at Secretariat house for Rajya Sabha election, in Gandhinagar.

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Senior Congress leaders Bharatsinh Solanki, Arjun Modhwadia, Ahmed Patel at Ahmedabad airport during arrival of the party's MLAs from Karnataka, ahead of Rajya Sabha elections.

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Bhartiya Janta Party President Amit Shah handovers his nomination for Rajya Sabha election to election officer BM Patel in Gandhinagar.

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Union minister Smriti Irani files her nomination for Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat, in Gandhinagar. BJP President Amit Shah is also seen.

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