Election to fill 24 seats in Rajya Sabha will be held on June 19 , 2020 . Six new vacant and rest 18 are old one. This year election will be on 73 seats . Election on 55 seats out of 73 were scheduled to be held on March 26 but due to corona outbreak election had been postponed . Remaining seats will be filled in coming days. 5 seats in June , one seat in July , 11 seats in November will be vacant.
55 seats Details:
4 seats were vacant earlier including Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley’s seat. Rest 51 seat will be vacant. Maharashtra – 7 seats, Tamil Nadu – 6 seats , Bihar – 5 seats , West Bengal – 5 seats , Gujarat – 4 seats , Andhra – 4 seats , Odisha – 3 seats , Haryana – 3 seats, Assam – 3 seats , Rajasthan – 3 seats , MP – 3 seats , 2 seats each from Jharkhand , Chhattisgarh , Telangana and 1 seat from Manipur , Meghalaya , Himachal.
This RS election is crucial for both parties whether BJP or Congress . BJP might win 9-10 seats out of 24. YSRCP will win all 4 seats in Andhra Pradesh which is also a BJP friendly party .
18 BJP and 11 Congress MPs out of 55 will retire . BJP may retain 14-15 seats and may lose 3-4 seats due to poor performance in state elections . Congress may also retain 8-9 seats.
Election will be on June for 5 seats : Four seats from Karnataka and one seat from Arunachal . Election for one seat in July from Mizoram and eleven seats election will be on November , 10 seats from UP and 1 seat from Uttrakhand.
Current Rajya Sabha members are 224 . BJP has 75 seat and NDA have 88 like AIDMK,JDU BJF RPI, LJP and other friendly parties like BJD, AIADMK, YSRCP have 27 seat . Congress has 39 seats . The Opposition with regional party have 69 seats.
Rajya Sabha key points:
Total strength 250 : Maximum 238 can come through election process and 12 members are nominated by President of India, These 12 will be from Literature , Art , Science and social services.
Rajya Sabha is a permanent House . It Can never be dissolved . It is also known as Upper House .
Special power to Rajya Sabha:
Article 249 : Parliament can make law on any matter of state list , if members of Rajya Sabha passes a resolution in that regard.
Tenure: 6 year
1/3rd retires in every 2 year.
Registered voter any where in India.
Age: 30 year
Must not hold any office of profit .