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All you need to know about Rajya Sabha elections 2018

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Published : Mar 23, 2018, 9:08 am IST
Updated : Mar 23, 2018, 9:17 am IST

Rajya Sabha members are elected for a six-year term. One-third of the members of the Upper House of parliament retire after every two years.

Rajya Sabha has a total of 245 seats and 126 seats are needed for a majority in the house. (Photo: File)
 Rajya Sabha has a total of 245 seats and 126 seats are needed for a majority in the house. (Photo: File)

New DelhiElections for 25 Rajya Sabha seats will be held on March 23 to fill the vacancies that will arise after 58 members of the Upper House retire in April.

This time, the Rajya Sabha election will be held to elect members from 16 states.

 Rajya Sabha has a total of 245 seats and 126 seats are needed for a majority in the house.

The BJP that currently has 58 members -- four more than the Congress - is expected to improve its tally as it rules 11 of the 16 states where Rajya Sabha elections will be held today

All you wanted to know about Rajya Sabha Election 2018

When and at what time is Rajya Sabha election 2018?

Voting will be held on Friday, March 23 between 9 am and 4 pm

Who can vote to elect Rajya Sabha member?

Elected representatives of state legislatures vote in elections to the Upper House.   

Rajya Sabha election process

Members of state assemblies elect Rajya Sabha members by a process of indirect voting in what is called proportional representation with a single transferable vote. Each voter ranks his preference, and if the first candidate on the list has enough votes to win or no chance of winning, the vote is transferred to the next choice and so on.

Tenure of Rajya Sabha members

Rajya Sabha members are elected for a six-year term. One-third of the members of the Upper House of parliament retire after every two years.

When will Rajya Sabha election result be declared?

Counting of votes for Rajya Sabha election will begin from 5 pm onwards on March 23, 2018. Results are expected to will be announced the same evening.

Rajya Sabha elections 2018: How may seats in which all states have fallen vacant?

Rajya Sabha seats due to fall vacant in April are from 16 states. Here is the complete list of the states and the number of vacancies that will be filled

Uttar Pradesh: 10 seats

Maharashtra: 6 seats

Bihar: 6 seats

West Bengal: 5 seats

Madhya Pradesh: 5 seats

Gujarat: 4 seats

Karnataka: 4 seats

Andhra Pradesh: 3 seats

Telangana: 3 seats

Rajasthan: 3 seats

Odisha: 3 seats

Jharkhand: 2 seats

Chhattisgarh: 1 seat

Haryana: 1 seat

Himachal Pradesh: 1 seat

Uttarakhand: 1 seat

Rajya Sabha Election 2018: Voting in how many states?

For the 58 Rajya Sabha seats to be filled, 33 candidates from 10 states have been unanimously elected. Voting for the remaining 25 seats will be held in six states. They are:

Uttar Pradesh

West Bengal

Karnataka

Jharkhand

Chhattisgarh

Telangana

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