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UP is clearly the prize: Understanding BJP's upper hand in Rajya Sabha

Despite UP success, NDA unlikely to get a majority in Rajya Sabha before 2020

Amitabh Dubey | Chunauti.org 

Now that the dust has settled on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s historic victory in Uttar Pradesh, let’s get down to the big question: how close does it get the ruling National Democratic Alliance to a Rajya Sabha majority, and when? The government’s minority status in the RS has slowed and even halted important elements of its legislative agenda, such as the GST and land acquisition amendments. An upper house majority would greatly strengthen its ability to pass bills, but it could also embolden the Sangh Parivar to push its core ideological issues such as a uniform ...

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