Gujarat landslide to provide BJP the higher hand in higher House | Gujarat Election News

Gujarat landslide to provide BJP the higher hand in higher House | Gujarat Election News
Gujarat landslide to provide BJP the higher hand in higher House | Gujarat Election News

NEW DELHI: The outcomes of Gujarat and Himachal assemblies is not going to instantly have an effect on the party-wise composition of the Rajya Sabha, however the historic win for BJP in Gujarat means yet one more report for the social gathering within the Upper House when it can ultimately have all 11 seats from the state in its kitty by mid-2026.
Currently, BJP has eight and Congress has three members in Rajya Sabha from Gujarat. BJP will retain its three Upper House seats from the state when vacancies come up in August subsequent yr.
The social gathering will acquire two further seats out of 4 in biennial election in April 2024 and another out of different 4 seats that go to polls in June 2026, taking its whole tally to 11 from the state. Such a feat is uncommon in greater states, particularly when multiple seat from a state goes to polls.

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The Congress meeting tally in Himachal will, alternatively, permit the social gathering to have one out of three seats from the state within the Rajya Sabha in April 2024 forward of the subsequent parliamentary polls and a second one two years later.
Currently, all three members from Himachal Pradesh within the Upper House are from BJP. It contains the social gathering president J P Nadda who will retire in April 2024. The destiny of the third seat from the state will solely be determined by the subsequent meeting because the emptiness will come up there in 2028.
Overall composition of the Upper House is not going to successfully change subsequent yr when solely 10 seats will go vacant because of retirement of members. The noticeable change is predicted solely in April 2024 (round subsequent parliamentary election) when 56 seats will go to polls within the biennial election.
At current, Rajya Sabha’s present power is 239 as there are six vacant seats (4 from J&Okay and two nominated) within the House of 245. BJP is the most important social gathering with 92 MPs adopted by Congress (31 MPs), TMC (13 MPs), and DMK and AAP with 10 every.
At current, Himachal, Delhi, Punjab, Telangana and Uttarakhand are the 5 states the place a single social gathering has all of the Rajya Sabha seats, if states with single RS MP aren’t counted.

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