The Congress Party today expelled six of its legislators in Uttar Pradesh for cross-voting during the Rajya Sabha elections that were held recently.
Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi confirmed the news.
The grand old party won six seats in the Rajya Sabha polls and the BJP-led alliance made significant gains with 12 seats in the biennial elections marked by cross-voting and a dramatic rejection of votes for using a 'wrong pen'.
The other major gainer in the elections held for 27 seats across seven states is the Samajwadi Party which won seven seats in Uttar Pradesh. The Bahujan Samaj Party won two.
Out of the 58 seats that fell vacant in the Upper House this summer, the NDA has now won 23, improving upon the 18 seats it held earlier. The Congress, which held 15 of these seats, now has nine.