Indian Rajya Sabha elections, 2015

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Rajya Sabha elections, 2015

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13 seats to the Rajya Sabha

  First party Second party
  Ghulam Nabi Azad-cropped.JPG Arun Jaitley, Minister.jpg
Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Arun Jaitley
Party INC BJP
Alliance UPA NDA
Leader since June 8, 2014 June 3, 2009
Leader's seat Jammu and Kashmir Gujarat
Seats before 69 45
Seats won 66 48
Seat change Decrease 3 Increase 3

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Rajya Sabha elections were held in India in 2015 to elect eight members of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. Several bye-elections were also held. The regular elections were held to fill seats in the States of Jammu and Kashmir,[1] Kerala,[2] and the Union Territory of Pondicherry.[3]

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir had an election on February 7, 2015.[1]

Seat No Previous MP Elected MP Previous Party Elected Party Reference
1 Saifuddin Soz Shamsheer Singh Manhas Congress BJP [4]
2 Ghulam Nabi Azad Congress
3 G. N. Ratanpuri Fayaz Ahmad Mir JKNC JKPDP
4 Mohammad Shafi Nazir Ahmad Laway JKNC JKPDP

Kerala

Kerala was supposed to have an election on April 16, 2015.[2] But, the election was postponed to April 20.[5]

Seat No Previous MP Elected MP Previous Party Elected Party Reference
1 M. P. Achuthan K.K. Ragesh CPI(M) [6]
2 P Rajeev P. V. Abdul Wahab CPI(M) IUML
3 Vayalar Ravi Congress

Pondicherry

Pondicherry held the election on September 28, 2015 to elect one Member of Parliament.[3]

Seat No Previous MP Elected MP Previous Party Elected Party
1 P. Kannan N Gokulakrishnan Congress AIADMK

Bye elections

The following bye-elections were also held in 2015.

Sr No State Previous MP Party Reference Elected MP Party Reference
1 Maharashtra Murli Deora Congress [7] Amar Shankar Sable BJP [8]
2 Uttarakhand Manorama Dobriyal Sharma Congress Raj Babbar Congress
3 West Bengal Srinjoy Bose Trinamool Congress Dola Sen Trinamool Congress
4 Jharkhand Kanwar Deep Singh JMM [9] M. J. Akbar BJP [10]
5 Odisha Kalpataru Das BJD [11] Narendra Kumar Swain BJD [12]

References

  1. ^ a b "Biennial elections to the Council of States from the State of Jammu and Kashmir, Election Commission of India".  Biennial elections to the Council of States from the State of Jammu and Kashmir, Election Commission of India ([1])
  2. ^ a b "Biennial elections to the Council of States from Kerala, Election Commission of India".  Biennial elections to the Council of States from Kerala, Election Commission of India ([2])
  3. ^ a b "Biennial elections to the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) from the Union Territory of Pondicherry, Election Commission of India".  Biennial elections to the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) from the Union Territory of Pondicherry, Election Commission of India ([3])
  4. ^ "Rajya Sabha Polls in Jammu and Kashmir: BJP Opens Account, PDP Wins Two". NDTV. February 7, 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  5. ^ Biennial election to the Council of States from Kerala, Election Commission of India
  6. ^ "No surprises in Kerala Rajya Sabha election". The Pioneer. Kochi. April 21, 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  7. ^ Bye elections to the Council of States from various states, Election Commission of India
  8. ^ "Congress leader Raj Babbar, BJP's Amar Shankar Sable take oath in Rajya Sabha". News Nation. March 17, 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  9. ^ Bye-election to the Council of States from Jharkhand, Election Commission of India
  10. ^ "MJ Akbar Wins Rajya Sabha By-Poll from Jharkhand". NDTV.com. 2 July 2015. 
  11. ^ Bye-election to the Council of States from Odisha, Election Commission of India
  12. ^ "BJD candidate Narendra Kumar Swain elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Odisha". Economic Times. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
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