The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the Parliament of India. Membership of Rajya Sabha is limited by the Constitution to a maximum of 250 members and current laws have provision for 245 members. Most of the members of the House are indirectly elected by the members of States and union territories of India state and territorial legislatures using single transferable votes, 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 a third of the members up for election every two years.
"When I became UP CM the first time in 1995, I was not a member of either the UP Assembly or the Council. It is a similar provision at the Centre, where a person has to become a Lok Sabha or a Rajya.. IndiaTimes - Published
DMK Sunday announced former union ministers Dayanidhi Maran, A Raja and T R Baalu and its Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi among its candidates for the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies it is contesting in Tamil.. DNA - Published
Senior Congress leaders Pallam Raju, JD Seelam, Rajya Sabha MPs T Subbarami Reddy and Sirivella Prasad, Mastan Vali, Chinta Mohan are some of the people who will contest the Lok Sabha elections from.. DNA - Published
At a press conference in the state Congress office on Friday afternoon, party’s Rajya Sabha MP Rajmani Patel contended, “Our party has always supported the poor and backwards. When the BJP brought.. IndiaTimes - Published
Rumours are being spread that he would be appointed as governor while his wife Jaishree Goswami Mahanta will be elected to the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha, the former two-time chief minister claimed.. IndiaTimes - Published
As per the new deal, AGP will be given at least three of the 14 Lok Sabha seats and one of the two Rajya Sabha slots for which polls are due in June, top sources said. Besides, BJP has assured AGP of.. IndiaTimes - Published