Cong manages surprise win in Raj, bags 3 Rajya Sabha seats

The results in Karnataka were a leg-up for BJP which won three seats, bagging the third eyed by JD(S), because the Gowda outfit could not arrive at an understanding with Congress. Congress cornered its sole guaranteed seat of Jairam Ramesh. Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman was among the three BJP candidates for the Upper House who won.