Indian Rajya Sabha elections, 2017

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Rajya Sabha elections, 2017

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10 seats to the Rajya Sabha

  First party Second party Third party
  Arun Jaitley, Minister.jpg Ghulam Nabi Azad-cropped.JPG Derek O Brien - Kolkata 2016-01-31 9376.JPG
Leader Arun Jaitley Ghulam Nabi Azad Derek O'Brien
Party BJP INC Trinamool Congress
Alliance NDA UPA
Leader since 2 June 2014 8 June 2014 19 August 2011
Leader's seat Gujarat Jammu and Kashmir West Bengal
Seats before 56 60 12
Seats after 58 58 13
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2 Increase 1

  Fourth party
  Yechuri 1.JPG
Leader Sitaram Yechury
Party CPI(M)
Leader since August 2005
Leader's seat West Bengal
Seats before 8
Seats after 7
Seat change Decrease 1

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Rajya Sabha elections held in India on 21 July and 8 August 2017 to elect ten members of the Rajya Sabha, replacing those who retired in July and August 2017.[1]

Members retiring

The following members retired in 2017.

State Retiring MP Party Date of retirement Reference
Goa Shantaram Naik INC 28 July 2017 [1]
Gujarat Ahmed Patel INC 18 August 2017
Smriti Irani BJP
Dilip Pandya
West Bengal Sukhendu Sekhar Roy AITC
Derek O'Brien
Debabrata Bandyopadhyay
Dola Sen
Sitaram Yechury CPI(M)
Pradip Bhattacharya INC

Members elected

Goa

Goa had an election for lone Rajya Sabha seat on July 21, 2017.[2]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Shantaram Naik INC Vinay Tendulkar BJP [3]

Gujarat

Gujarat had an election for 3 Rajya Sabha seats on August 8, 2017.[4]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Smriti Irani BJP Smriti Irani BJP
2 Dilip Pandya Amit Shah
3 Ahmed Patel INC Ahmed Patel INC

West Bengal

West Bengal had elected the 6 Rajya Sabha seat unopposed.[4]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Derek O'Brien AITC Derek O'Brien AITC [5]
2 Dola Sen Dola Sen
3 Sukhendu Sekhar Roy Sukhendu Sekhar Roy
4 Debabrata Bandyopadhyay Manas Bhunia
5 Sitaram Yechury CPI(M) Shanta Chhetri
6 Pradip Bhattacharya INC Pradip Bhattacharya INC

By-elections

In addition to scheduled elections, unforeseen vacancies, caused by members' resignation or death, may also be filled via By-elections.

State Former MP Party Date of appointment Date of resign/death Elected MP Party Date of appointment Date of retirement Reference
West Bengal Mithun Chakraborty AITC 3 April 2014 29 December 2016 Manish Gupta AITC 2 March 2017 2 April 2020 [11]
Odisha Bishnu Charan Das BJD 2 July 2016 21 March 2017 Pratap Keshari Deb BJD 18 May 2017 1 July 2022 [12]
Manipur Haji Abdul Salam INC 10 April 2014 28 February 2017 Bhabananda Singh BJP 25 May 2017 9 April 2020 [13]
Madhya Pradesh Anil Madhav Dave[4] BJP 30 June 2016 18 May 2017 Sampatiya Uike BJP 1 August 2017 29 June 2022 [14][15]
Rajasthan Venkaiah Naidu 5 July 2016 10 August 2017 Alphons Kannanthanam 9 November 2017 4 July 2022 [10][16]

References

  1. ^ a b "Statewise Retirement". 164.100.47.5. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  2. ^ "Biennial Election to the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) from Goa" (PDF). ECI New Delhi. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  3. ^ Kamat, prakash (July 21, 2017). "Vinay Tendulkar wins Goa RS seat". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Biennial Elections to the Council of States from the States of Gujarat and West Bengal and bye election to Council of States from Madhya Pradesh" (PDF). ECI, New Delhi. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Ten Rajya Sabha seats up for grabs in Gujarat, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh: Who are the candidates?". First Post. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Mithun Chakraborty Resigns From Rajya Sabha Citing Health Reasons". NDTV. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  7. ^ "Rajya Sabha bypoll in Manipur, Odisha on May 25". Hindustan Times. New Delhi. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 2017-05-12.
  8. ^ "Rajya Sabha bypoll in Manipur, Odisha on May 25". Hindustan Times. New Delhi. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 2017-05-12.
  9. ^ "Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passes away". The Hindu. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  10. ^ a b "When Venkaiah Naidu wanted to quit Rajya Sabha, BJP but Amit Shah stopped him". Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Trinamool's Manish Gupta elected as RS member". The Indian Express. Kolkata. 11 March 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  12. ^ Press Trust of India (18 May 2017). "P K Deb elected to Rajya Sabha unopposed from Odisha". Business Standard. Bhubaneshwar. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  13. ^ Sobhapati Samom (25 May 2017). "Manipur BJP chief Bhabananda Singh wins state's lone Rajya Sabha seat". Hindustan Times. Imphal. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  14. ^ "BJP becomes largest party in Rajya Sabha, surpasses Congress". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  15. ^ "भाजपा उम्मीदवार सम्पतिया उइके राज्यसभा के लिए निर्वरिोध चुनी गई". Navbharat Times. 31 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Union minister Alphons Kannanthanam elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha". The Economic Times. 9 November 2017.
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