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. 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 Ballot 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 250, according to article 80 of the Indian Constitution. Members sit for staggered terms lasting six years, with elections every year with about a third of the 233 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, 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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With this, the ruling BJP's tally in the Rajya Sabha from Assam has increased to three.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 day ago

Governor Kalraj Mishra received Naidu. Rajasthan energy minister BD Kalla, Rajya Sabha member Rajendra Gehlot and Jaisalmer MLA Rooparam welcomed Naidu. โ€‹The..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 2 days ago

Party spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Sudhanshu Trivedi referred to the discussion on Covid-19 besides other issues in the Quad meeting, and said India will be..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 3 days ago

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday filed his nomination for the upcoming Rajya Sabha bypolls from Assam. He was accompanied by the Assam chief minister..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

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