Biennial Elections for 27 Rajya Sabha seats to be held today

New Delhi: On Saturday, biennial elections for 27 seats of Rajya Sabha in seven states are being held.

As per reports, 30 candidates from around eight states have been elected to the Rajya Sabha without any problems. Also, voting for the remaining 27 seats will be held in – Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh.

Voting will be held for 11 seats in Uttar Pradesh, four in Rajasthan and Karnataka, three in Madhya Pradesh and two each in Haryana and Jharkhand, one in Uttarakhand. BJP which is in minority in the Upper House will make efforts to win extra seats in these polls, however despite this; Congress will still remain the single largest party in the Rajya Sabha.

These elections come as 55 members from the 15 states are retiring between June and August this year. Also, two seats, one from Rajasthan and the other from Karnataka will also go on polls and they have also been vacated by Anand Sharma (Congress) and Vijay Mallya (Independent), respectively.