The top candidates in fray for Rajya Sabha polls
All you need to know about the Upper House
The permanent House is never dissolved or re-appointed.
250 maximum strength.
12 nominated by President.
Current strength: 245.
1/3rd members up for election every 2 years. Members have 6-year terms.
Number of seats in each state based on population. Reviewed by EC as necessary.
As the race for 57 Rajya Sabha seats hots up, the rules of the game & top picks...
Uttar Pradesh nominee: Amar Singh
Beni Prasad Verma
Lucknow-based developer is working on key state govt projects. Governor Ram Naik rejected his nomination to a Vidhan Parishad seat.
Not to be outdone, the SP chief’s giving Seth a chance at the Upper house as an ‘elected’ member.
Andhra Pradesh nominee: Jairam Ramesh
K C Ramamurthy
Nominations from Bihar
Misa Bharti, Ram Jethmalani (RJD), Sharad Yadav, RCP Singh (JDU) and Gopal Narayan Singh (BJP).
All five will be declared ‘elected’ by evening of June 3, the last date of withdrawal of nominations.