Rajya Sabha

Upper house of the Parliament of India

The Rajya Sabha, constitutionally the Council of States, is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of India. As of 2021 it 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 ballots, while the president can appoint 12 members for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. The potential seating capacity of the Rajya Sabha is 245, according to article 80 of the Indian Constitution. Members sit for staggered terms lasting six years, with about a third of the 238 designates up for election every two years, 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 is not subjected to dissolution. However, the Rajya Sabha, like the Lok Sabha, can be prorogued by the president.

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BJP does not have a majority of its own in Rajya Sabha, where the saffron party has only 91 members. It has the support of a total of 110 MPs.
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Lalu Yadav's elder daughter Misa Bharti is currently an MP in the Rajya Sabha. She contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 and 2019, but lost.
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Nitin Gadkar stated in Rajya Sabha on August 3 that after the expressway is built, it will take just two hours to travel from Chennai to Bengaluru.
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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said she has tested positive for Covid again and would be isolating at home while following all protocols...
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NDA's Rajya Sabha arithmetic may get a bit complicated with five JD(U) MPs now joining the opposition ranks. NDA's tally will now drop to 100, far from the..
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The five-year term of M Venkaiah Naidu as vice-president and ex-officio chairman of Rajya Sabha on Monday came to an end with senior leaders heaping lavish..
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The benchmark Saudi Contract Price for LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) rose by 203% from $236 per tonne to $725 per tonne between April 2020 and July 2022 but the..
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Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien took a swipe at the government during his farewell speech for outgoing Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu in the Rajya Sabha as..
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Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu, in his "last remarks" in the House after members from across parties delivered emotional speeches, said, "People want the..
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In his farewell speech for Venkaiah Naidu, PM Modi hinted the opposition was stalling legislative business in Rajya Sabha. "This House certainly has the right to..
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The monsoon session which ended on Monday was to conclude on August 12. It witnessed the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passing seven and five bills respectively...
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Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha on Monday sought the intervention of external affairs minister S Jaishankar to get justice for 30-year-old Mandeep Kaur who..
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As the Enforcement Directorate's investigation against Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut gathers pace, the perceptivity of the idiom 'hell hath no fury like a woman..
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Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu, who demits office on August 10, will leave behind a legacy of having bumped up the performance of Rajya Sabha as its chairman on..
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NDA candidate and former West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar comfortably won the vice-presidential election on Saturday with 528 votes, beating..
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The Congress party has been on the roads ever since its top most leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were grilled by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the..
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Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday clarified that members of Parliament do not enjoy any immunity from arrest in criminal cases when the House is in..
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A total of 130 cases of "hate news" were reported to social media platforms between the 2019 Lok Sabha election and the latest round of assembly polls in five..
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The party plans a 'Chalo Rashtrapati Bhavan' march from Parliament to President's House, to be undertaken by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs.
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With the central government set to recruit 10 lakh people over the next one-and-a-half years to fill up the nearly 9.79 lakh vacant posts across all ministries..
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The Parliament on Thursday passed a bill which which seeks to extend statutory cover to family courts in Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland and retrospectively..
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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday resumed its investigation into the Young Indian case by extensively quizzing leader of opposition in the Rajya..
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