Your Daily Wrap: Decoding Rajya Sabha ballot outcomes, US gun management invoice; and extra

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◾ The elections for 16 vacant seats — 6 in Maharashtra, four every in Karnataka and Rajasthan and a couple of in Haryana — have been held yesterday. In nail-biting contests that went all the way down to the wire, the BJP received a seat every in Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Haryana above its power within the Assemblies of those states, however confronted a setback in Rajasthan. With Friday’s victories, the celebration’s MP rely within the Rajya Sabha will go as much as 95. Its power can go increased once more when the President nominates contemporary members.

◾ The Congress’s failure to make sure a Rajya Sabha berth for its nominee Ajay Maken in Haryana has left the state in addition to the central celebration management red-faced. Maken misplaced by the hands of the media baron and BJP-JJP backed Independent candidate, Kartikeya Sharma, in a night-long cliffhanger on account of two Congress MLAs, Kuldeep Bishnoi and Kiran Choudhry. While Bishnoi didn’t vote for the celebration’s candidate, Choudhry sank Maken by “wrongly casting her ballot paper”, in accordance with celebration sources. In the night, Congress president Sonia Gandhi expelled Bishnoi from all celebration positions.

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◾ After the Rajya Sabha elections, all eyes are on the Presidential polls to be held on 18 July. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has referred to as a gathering of Opposition leaders on June 15 to debate methods retaining the election in thoughts. According to Trinamool Congress sources, Banerjee has shot off a letter to the key Opposition events, together with Left events, and all non-BJP Chief Ministers of the nation.

◾ A day after protests erupted in varied elements of the nation over derogatory references to the Prophet made by former BJP spokespersons Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal, Mamata Banerjee mentioned some political events wish to engineer riots and requested why the individuals ought to endure for the BJP’s “sins”. Her remarks got here after Howrah too witnessed clashes and police imposed Section 144 of CrPC in a number of areas of the district. Meanwhile, two individuals died of bullet accidents in Jharkhand’s Ranchi, the place the police fired within the air to disperse a crowd pelting stones. The protests additionally turned violent in UP’s Prayagraj, with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath warning of strictest motion towards these trying to vitiate the environment.

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◾ The Texas college capturing has as soon as once more raised questions concerning the gun legal guidelines within the US. In #ExpressAnalysis, a have a look at the Second Amendment and the lengthy historical past of gun legal guidelines within the US.

◾ In world information right this moment: The worth of US gasoline averaged greater than $5 a gallon for the primary time on Saturday, extending a surge in gasoline prices that’s driving rising inflation.

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◾ The BJP in Karnataka bagged three of the 4 Rajya Sabha seats that have been at stake within the elections on Friday after the Congress and its former ally Janata Dal (Secular) couldn’t come to an understanding, resulting in cross-voting by two JD(S) legislators. While S R Srinivas voted for Lahar Singh Siroya, making certain his victory because the third BJP candidate, Ok Srinivasa Gowda reportedly voted for the Congress’s second candidate Mansoor Ali Khan, the son of former Congress Rajya Sabha member Ok Rahman Khan. Read Johnson TA’s report on the 2 JD(S) MLAs who didn’t observe their celebration’s technique.

◾ Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) appears to have been marginalised by its senior companions, the BJP and the JD(U), within the ruling National Democratic Alliance in Bihar. After all three Vikassheel Insaan Party MLAs defected to the BJP in March, the HAM(S) additionally misplaced its bargaining energy throughout the NDA. The HAM (S) accounts for 4 MLAs, together with Manjhi, within the 243-member state Assembly. In the 2020 Assembly polls, the NDA had left seven seats for the celebration to contest. In the upcoming MLC polls, the BJP and the JD(U) have fielded two candidates every, leaving nothing for the HAM(S).

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◾ Pop sensation Justin Bieber Friday revealed {that a} viral illness has briefly paralysed one aspect of his face. Speaking concerning the motive behind the latest cancellations of his reveals, Bieber mentioned he has developed a uncommon situation referred to as the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. What is the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, how is it recognized and handled? The Indian Express explains.

◾ The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation on June 7 launched a brand new coverage on air sports activities in India. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia mentioned the coverage goals to “organise a previously unregulated sector” and will doubtlessly generate annual income of Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 crore within the near future. What does the National Air Sport Policy suggest and what influence is the coverage anticipated to have? Read right here.

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