Ahead of President election, Rajya Sabha poll result boost for BJP

New Delh: The BJP’s strength in state assemblies suggested that the party could retain only 20 of the 24 Rajya Sabha seats it held in the biennial polls for 57 seats but as the electoral process got over on Saturday, it has won 22 and also ensured victory of an independent, underlining its pull among unaffiliated legislators and disaffected lawmakers in opposition camp.