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Rajya Sabha: Upper house of the Parliament of India
The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of India. It currently has a maximum membership of 245, of which 233 are elected by the legislatures of the states and union territories using single transferable votes through Open Ballot while the President can appoint 12 members for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. Members sit for staggered terms lasting six years, with elections every year but almost a third of the 233 designates up for election every two years, specifically in even-numbered years. The Rajya Sabha meets in continuous sessions, and unlike the Lok Sabha, being the lower house of the Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, which is the upper house of Parliament, is not subjected to dissolution. However, the Rajya Sabha, like the Lok Sabha can be prorogued by the President.

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Sterling Biotech case: 'This is political harassment' says Ahmed Patel after ED interrogates him [Video]

Sterling Biotech case: 'This is political harassment' says Ahmed Patel after ED interrogates him

The Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha and senior congress leader, Ahmed Patel hits out at central government over his interrogation in a money laundering case by Enforcement Directorate (ED). "I was..

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PM Modi, Amit Shah's guests had come, says Ahmed Patel after ED team left his house [Video]

PM Modi, Amit Shah's guests had come, says Ahmed Patel after ED team left his house

The Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha from the state of Gujarat and senior Congress leader, Ahmed Patel, hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah after Enforcement..

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5 former Gujarat Congress MLAs join BJP in Gandhinagar [Video]

5 former Gujarat Congress MLAs join BJP in Gandhinagar

Five political leaders, who had quit the Congress party in Gujarat before the Rajya Sabha elections, on June 27 officially, joined the BJP in state capital Gandhinagar. These five leaders are JV..

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Manipur govt is stable, to complete full term: Ram Madhav [Video]

Manipur govt is stable, to complete full term: Ram Madhav

BJP Leader Ram Madhav on Manipur government's stability said that the government has been winning elections and it will be stable until 2022. Ram Madhav said, "Today, we are felicitating our newly..

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MP Rajya Sabha Polls 2020: 'Will win one seat,' says Congress leader Kamal Nath [Video]

MP Rajya Sabha Polls 2020: 'Will win one seat,' says Congress leader Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh's legislators cast their vote for three Rajya Sabha seats. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also cast his vote in Bhopal. Congress leader and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh,..

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RS Polls 2020: Gujarat BJP MLA arrives in ambulance to cast vote [Video]

RS Polls 2020: Gujarat BJP MLA arrives in ambulance to cast vote

Gujarat BJP MLA Kesarisinh Jesangbhai Solanki arrived at the Legislative Assembly in an ambulance on June 19 to cast vote for Rajya Sabha polls. He was admitted in the hospital following health issues...

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RS Polls 2020: Jharkhand BJP MLA claims to have 32 votes for candidate Deepak Prakash [Video]

RS Polls 2020: Jharkhand BJP MLA claims to have 32 votes for candidate Deepak Prakash

The Baharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA, form Jharkhand, Biranchi Narayan, stated that the party has 32 votes and will send Deepak Prakash to Rajya Sabha. 'Independent MLAs Saryu Rai and Amit Yadav have..

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RS Polls 2020: Legislators arrive in state assemblies to vote [Video]

RS Polls 2020: Legislators arrive in state assemblies to vote

The legislators of Gujarat, Jharkhand and Rajasthan arrive at their assemblies to vote for Rajya Sabha Polls 2020. In the first major poll amid COVID-19 state assemblies took precautionary measures to..

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Rajya Sabha polls: 'BJP candidates will be 'bowled' soon enough', says CM Soren [Video]

Rajya Sabha polls: 'BJP candidates will be 'bowled' soon enough', says CM Soren

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has geared up for Rajya Sabha elections. Chief Minister Hemant Soren using a cricket analogy said that while they have come to the 'pitch' they will be 'bowled' soon..

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Discussed to increase testing capacity to 18,000 per day in Delhi: Sanjay Singh on all party meeting [Video]

Discussed to increase testing capacity to 18,000 per day in Delhi: Sanjay Singh on all party meeting

The Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), commented over the all-party meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday to discuss the coronavirus crisis in the national..

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Ashok Gehlot is mentally unstable, says Rajasthan BJP chief amid buzz over RS polls [Video]

Ashok Gehlot is mentally unstable, says Rajasthan BJP chief amid buzz over RS polls

The Baharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Rajasthan president ,Satish Poonia, hit out at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for accusing the BJP of destabilising the state government. He said that the Chief..

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BJP busy in toppling govts, not concerned about COVID-19: Ashok Gehlot [Video]

BJP busy in toppling govts, not concerned about COVID-19: Ashok Gehlot

While addressing a joint press conference in Jaipur on June 12, the chief minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot spoke on political situation in the state. He said, "The Rajya Sabha elections could have..

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RS polls: 'We're united, our candidates will emerge victorious', says Rajasthan CM [Video]

RS polls: 'We're united, our candidates will emerge victorious', says Rajasthan CM

While addressing a joint press conference in Jaipur on June 12, the chief minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot spoke on political situation in the state. He said, "We are united and not a single vote of..

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Both Congress candidates in Rajasthan will easily win RS elections: Sachin Pilot [Video]

Both Congress candidates in Rajasthan will easily win RS elections: Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister, Sachin Pilot, said on June 11 that their party has more than required numbers for sailing their Rajya Sabha candidates through Rajya Sabha. "Our party, MLAs from..

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19 Gujarat Congress MLAs shifted to Rajasthan resort ahead of Rajya Sabha elections [Video]

19 Gujarat Congress MLAs shifted to Rajasthan resort ahead of Rajya Sabha elections

After couple of Congress MLAs in Gujarat resigned ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections on June 19, the party has shifted its 19 MLAs in a resort in Rajasthan's Sirohi. Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee..

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Congress MLA from Morbi resigns ahead of Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat [Video]

Congress MLA from Morbi resigns ahead of Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat

While addressing a press conference in Gujarat's Gandhinagar on June 05, the speaker of Gujarat Assembly, Rajendra Trivedi said, "Another Congress MLA has tendered his resignation from the post and I..

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Will abide by party decision on Rajya Sabha polls: DK Shivakumar [Video]

Will abide by party decision on Rajya Sabha polls: DK Shivakumar

While speaking to ANI in Bengaluru on June 04, the president of Karnataka Congress, DK Shivakumar said, "Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has come up with an unholy alliance. Congress party is..

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DMK MP arrested for 'hate speech', lawyer says he's being hunted for corruption complaints against CM [Video]

DMK MP arrested for 'hate speech', lawyer says he's being hunted for corruption complaints against CM

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Rajya Sabha MP, RS Bharathi was arrested by Chennai police on May 23 at around 05:00 am for his alleged hate speech. He allegedly made hate speech against people from..

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