All you wanted to know about Rajya Sabha Election 2018
When is Rajya Sabha Election 2018?
Voting will be held on Friday, March 23 between 9 am and 4 pm
Who can vote in Rajya Sabha election?
Elected representatives of state legislatures vote in elections to the upper house.
Rajya Sabha election process
Members of state assemblies elect Rajya Sabha members by a process of indirect voting in what is called proportional representation with a single transferable vote.
When will Rajya Sabha election result be declared?
Counting of votes for Rajya Sabha election will begin from 5 pm onwards on March 23, 2018. Results are expected to will be announced the same evening
Rajya Sabha Elections 2018: Vacancies in how many states?
Rajya Sabha seats due to fall vacant next month are from 16 states. Here's the complete list of the states and the number of vacancies that will be filled
- Uttar Pradesh: 10 seats
- Maharashtra: 6 seats
- Bihar: 6 seats
- West Bengal: 5 seats
- Madhya Pradesh: 5 seats
- Gujarat: 4 seats
- Karnataka: 4 seats
- Andhra Pradesh: 3 seats
- Telangana: 3 seats
- Rajasthan: 3 seats
- Odisha: 3 seats
- Jharkhand: 2 seats
- Chhattisgarh: 1 seat
- Haryana: 1 seat
- Himachal Pradesh: 1 seat
- Uttarakhand: 1 seat
Rajya Sabha Election 2018: Voting in how many states?
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