2016 Indian Rajya Sabha elections

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2016 Rajya Sabha elections

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70 seats to the Rajya Sabha
  First party Second party
  Ghulam Nabi Azad-cropped.JPG Arun Jaitley 2017.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 66 48
Seats won 60 (including incumbents) 55 (including incumbents)
Seat change Decrease 6 Increase 7

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The 2016 Rajya Sabha elections were held as part of a routine six-year cycle among certain of the State Legislatures in India on March 14 and June 11, 2016, to elect 13 and 57 of its 245 members, of which the states through their legislators elect 233, and the remaining 12 are appointed by the President.[1][2] Being even-numbered, 2016 was a year in which about 30% of the State Legislature-elected 233-seat component of the body is elected.

There were also two by-elections, which are held if the incumbent resigns, dies, or is otherwise disqualified from serving.

March elections

The election of March 14, 2016 was held to elect 13 members for duration of 6 years from 6 states to the Rajya Sabha. The seats in following states were up for election with terms of sitting members ending as: Assam - 2 seats, Himachal Pradesh - 1 seat, Kerala - 3 seats, Tripura - 1 seat all term ending on 2 April 201; Nagaland - 1 seat with term ending on 2 April 2016 but vacant since 26 November 2015 and Punjab - 5 seats with term ending on 9 April 2016.[1]

Assam

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Naznin Faruque Congress Ranee Narah Congress [3]
2 Pankaj Bora Congress Ripun Bora Congress

Himachal Pradesh

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Bimla Kashyap Sood BJP Anand Sharma Congress [4]

Kerala

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 A. K. Antony Congress A. K. Antony Congress [5]
2 K.N. Balagopal CPI(M) M. P. Veerendra Kumar JD(U)
3 Dr T N Seema CPI(M) K. Somaprasad CPI(M)

Nagaland

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Khekiho Zhimomi
Vacant
NPF K. G. Kenye NPF [5]

Tripura

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Jharna Das CPI(M) Jharna Das CPI(M) [6]

Punjab

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 M S Gill Congress Pratap Singh Bajwa Congress [5][4][7]
2 Ashwini Kumar Congress Shamsher Singh Dullo Congress
3 Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa SAD Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa SAD
4 Naresh Gujral SAD Naresh Gujral SAD
5 Avinash Rai Khanna BJP Shwet Malik BJP

June elections

The election of June 11, 2016 was held to elect 57 members from 15 states to the Rajya Sabha. The seats in following states were up for election:[2]

Andhra Pradesh

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Nirmala Sitaraman BJP Suresh Prabhu BJP [5]
2 Y. S. Chowdary TDP Y. S. Chowdary TDP
3 Jairam Ramesh Congress T G Venkatesh TDP
4 Jesudasu Seelam Congress V. Vijaysai Reddy YSRCP

Bihar

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Sharad Yadav JD(U) Sharad Yadav JD(U) [5]
2 Ramchandra Prasad Singh JD(U) Ramchandra Prasad Singh JD(U)
3 K. C. Tyagi JD(U) Ram Jethmalani RJD
4 Gulam Rasool Balyawi JD(U) Misa Bharti RJD
5 Pavan Kumar Varma JD(U) Gopal Narayan Singh BJP

Chhattisgarh

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Nand Kumar Sai BJP Ramvichar Netam BJP [5]
2 Mohsina Kidwai Congress Chhaya Verma Congress [5]

Haryana

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Birender Singh BJP Birender Singh BJP [5]
2 Suresh Prabhu BJP Subhash Chandra Independent [5]

Jharkhand

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 M J Akbar BJP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi BJP [5]
2 Dhiraj Prasad Sahu Congress Mahesh Poddar BJP [5]

Karnataka

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Oscar Fernandes Congress Oscar Fernandes Congress [5]
2 Aayanur Manjunath BJP Jairam Ramesh Congress
3 Dr Vijay Mallya Independent K. C. Ramamurthy Congress
4 M. Venkaiah Naidu BJP Nirmala Sitharaman BJP

Madhya Pradesh

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Anil Madhav Dave BJP Anil Madhav Dave BJP [5]
2 Chandan Mitra BJP M. J. Akbar BJP
3 Dr Vijayalaxmi Sadho Congress Vivek Tankha Congress

Maharashtra

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Piyush Goyal BJP Piyush Goyal BJP [5]
2 Ishwarlal Jain NCP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe BJP
3 Avinash Pande Congress Vikas Mahatme BJP
4 Vijay J. Darda Congress P. Chidambaram Congress
5 Praful Patel NCP Praful Patel NCP
6 Sanjay Raut SHS Sanjay Raut SHS

Odisha

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Baishnab Charan Parida BJD N. Bhaskar Rao BJD [5]
2 Pyarimohan Mohapatra BJD Prasanna Acharya BJD
3 Bhupinder Singh BJD Bishnu Charan Das BJD

Punjab

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Ambika Soni Congress Ambika Soni Congress [5]
2 Balwinder Singh Bhunder SAD Balwinder Singh Bhunder SAD [5]

Rajasthan

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Ashk Ali Tak BJP Om Prakash Mathur BJP [5]
2 Ram Jethmalani BJP M. Venkaiah Naidu BJP
3 Vijayendrapal Singh BJP Ram Kumar Verma BJP
4 Anand Sharma Congress Harshvardhan Singh BJP

Tamil Nadu

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 K. P. Ramalingam DMK R. S. Bharathi DMK [5]
2 S. Thangavelu DMK T. K. S. Elangovan DMK
3 A. Navaneethakrishnan ADMK A. Navaneethakrishnan ADMK
4 P. H. Paul Manoj Pandian ADMK S. R. Balasubramoniyan ADMK
5 A. W. Rabi Bernard ADMK A. Vijayakumar ADMK
6 E. M. Sudarsana Natchiappan Congress R. Vaithilingam ADMK

Telangana

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Gundu Sudha Rani TDP D. Srinivas TRS [5]
2 V. Hanumantha Rao Congress V. Lakshmikantha Rao TRS [5]

Uttar Pradesh

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi BJP Shiv Pratap Shukla BJP [5]
2 Vishambhar Prasad Nishad SP Vishambhar Prasad Nishad SP
3 Smt Kanak Lata Singh SP Amar Singh SP
4 Arvind Kumar Singh SP Surendra Nagar SP
5 Satish Sharma Congress Kapil Sibal Congress
6 Jugal Kishore BSP Sanjay Seth SP
7 Narendra Kumar Kashyap BSP Sukhram Singh Yadav SP
8 Salim Ansari BSP Rewati Raman Singh SP
9 Rajpal Singh Saini BSP Beni Prasad Verma SP
10 Satish Chandra Mishra BSP Satish Chandra Mishra BSP
11 Ambeth Rajan BSP Ashok Siddharth BSP

Uttarakhand

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Tarun Vijay BJP Pradeep Tamta Congress [5]

Bye elections

Gujarat

S.No Former MP Party Date of Vacancy Elected MP Party Date of appointment Date of retirement
1 Praveen Rashtrapal Indian National Congress 12 May 2016 Parshottam Rupala Bharatiya Janata Party 11 June 2016 2 April 2018

Madhya Pradesh

S.No Former MP Party Date of Vacancy Elected MP Party Date of appointment Date of retirement
1 Najma Heptullah Bharatiya Janata Party 20 August La Ganesan Bharatiya Janata Party 7 October 2016 2 April 2018

References

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  4. ^ a b "Anand Sharma, eight other members take oath in Rajya Sabha". Firstpost. April 25, 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Statewise Retirement". 164.100.47.5. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  6. ^ "CPI-M's Jharna Das Baidya re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Tripura". Business Standard. March 21, 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
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