Delhi: The Indian Election Commission announced today that elections for 56 Rajya Sabha seats across 15 states will be held on February 27, 2024. This comes as 50 members of the upper house of India’s Parliament are set to retire on April 2, and six more on April 3.
The states from which members are retiring include Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Odisha, and Rajasthan.
These elections are expected to be closely contested, as they could have a significant impact on the balance of power in the Rajya Sabha. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) currently holds a majority in the upper house, but the upcoming elections could give the opposition parties an opportunity to make gains.
The Rajya Sabha is the upper house of India’s Parliament, and it plays an important role in the legislative process. Members of the Rajya Sabha are elected by state legislatures, and they serve six-year terms.
The upcoming elections are likely to be a key battleground in the run-up to the 2024 general elections. The BJP will be looking to maintain its majority in the Rajya Sabha, while the opposition parties will be hoping to make gains.
The outcome of these elections could have a significant impact on the Indian political landscape in the months and years to come.