Rajya Sabha

Upper house of the Parliament of India

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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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Rajya Sabha MP and 'Saamana' and 'Dopahar Ka Saamana' executive editor Sanjay Raut has said in his weekly column, that many political "turncoats", some with..
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Seven petitions were filed by Cong leaders against BJP candidates' victory
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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