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Rajya Sabha Election 2022: Voting For 13 Seats Across Six States Today

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New Delhi: The elections for 13 Rajya Sabha seats throughout six states falling vacant in April shall be held in the present day. Elections shall be held for 13 seats throughout six states — Assam (2), Himachal (1), Kerala (3), Nagaland (1), Tripura (1), and Punjab (5). 

Whereas 5 members of Punjab are retiring on April 9, these from the remainder of the states are retiring on April 2. The counting of votes shall be undertaken post-5 pm in the present day.

With the BJP successful in 4 out of 5 states in just lately concluded Meeting polls in 5 states, it eyes victory in no less than 5 seats. The saffron social gathering at present has a energy of 97 within the 245-member Rajya Sabha. 

Whereas BJP goals to win no less than 4 Rajya Sabha seats within the northeastern states – Assam, Nagaland, and Tripura, the Aam Aadmi Get together which registered a thumping win in Punjab Meeting elections is assured of successful the 5 seats in Punjab. 

Within the north-eastern state of Assam, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has pledged that the NDA will win each seats, with the BJP nominating Pabitra Margherita and its associate UPPL United Individuals’s Get together – Liberal (UPPL) supporting Rwngwra Narzary. Ripun Bora, on the opposite facet, has been named as Congress’s candidate.

Rajya Sabha shall be bidding farewell in the present day to 72 members retiring from the Home who shall be retiring from their providers until August this yr.

How voting is completed in Rajya Sabha elections?

A 3rd of Rajya Sabha Members from every state retire each two years after serving for a tenure of six years. Solely elected members of the state assemblies vote in a Rajya Sabha election. They mark their desire for the candidates as 1, 2 3… so as of their first, second or third selection. In all of the states, the ruling social gathering can have an edge over the opposition events.

 

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