BJP sends Akbar, Dave to Rajya Sabha; Congress' Tankha also gets into Upper House
BJP managed to send its two candidates to the Rajya Sabha. Senior leader and journalist MJ Akbar and Anil Dave won easily.
Congress also succeeded in getting Vivek Tankha enter the Upper House. Tankha had the support of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs.
This helped him secure 62 votes. Vinod Gotia who had been supported by the BJP, failed to make a mark. He got just 50 votes.
The Congress and BJP had made all efforts to keep their flocks together. Kamal Nath was stationed in Bhopal to oversee the Congress' strategy.