New Delhi: The polls are being conducted to fill 58 Rajya Sabha seats, 33 candidates from 10 states have already been declared elected on March 15.
Seven out of 33 declared candidates are union ministers in the Narendra Modi-led government, including Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar. 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.
The Rajya Sabha vacancies next month include 17 from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and 12 from the Congress Party.
Voting for the election to the rest 25 Rajya Sabha seats, will be held from 9 am to 4 pm and counting of the votes will be conducted after 5 pm in the respective state assemblies.
According to survey, the BJP is assured to win eight out of 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh. A total 11 candidates, including Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, are in the fray.
Know more about the contestants
Total seat – 10
BJP – Arun Jaitley, Ashok Bajpai, Vijaya Pal Singh Tomar, Sakal Deep Rajbhar, Kanta Kardam, Anil Jain, Harnath Singh Yadav, GVL Narsimha Rao
BSP – Bhim Rao Ambedkar
SP – Jaya Bachchan
Total seats – 5
Trinamool Congress – Nadimul Haq, Subhashish Chakraborty, Abir Biswas and Santunu Sen
Congress – Abhishek Manu Singhvi
CPM – Rabin Deb
Total seats – 3
TRS – J Santosh Kumar, B Lingiah Yadav and B Prakash Mudiraj
Congress – Balram Naik
Total seats – 2
BJP – Sameer Urnav, Pradeep Kumar Santhalia
Congress – Dheeraj Sahu
Total seats – 4
Congress – L Hanumanthiah, Naseer Hussain and G C Chandrashekhar
BJP – Rajeev Chandrashekhar
Total – 1 seat
BJP – Saroj Pande
Congress – Lekhram Sahu