Rajya Sabha

Upper house of the Parliament of India

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 Subhash Chandra inaugurated and welcomed all participants to Arth festival which celebrates India's culture on Friday (February 21) at the..
Credit: DNA - Published 1 day ago

While Bihar Congressโ€™ strength of 26 MLAs is short of the minimum 35 votes required to win a Rajya Sabha seat, the party wants RJD (with 82 MLAs and in a..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 2 days ago

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