2018 Indian Rajya Sabha elections

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2018 Rajya Sabha elections

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69 seats to the Rajya Sabha
  First party Second party
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Leader Arun Jaitley Ghulam Nabi Azad
Party BJP INC
Alliance NDA UPA
Leader since 2 June 2014 8 June 2014
Leader's seat Uttar Pradesh Jammu and Kashmir
Seats before 58 58
Seats after 73 50
Seat change Increase 15 Decrease 8

  Third party Fourth party
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Leader Derek O'Brien Ram Gopal Yadav
Party AITC SP
Leader since 19 August 2011 26 November 2014
Leader's seat West Bengal Uttar Pradesh
Seats before 13 18
Seats after 13 13
Seat change  – Decrease 5

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Rajya Sabha elections were held in 2018 to elect the 65 retiring members of the Rajya Sabha, Indian Parliament's upper chamber. There were, as routine, three such elections held among relevant State and Union Territory legislators by single transferable vote (STV) and Open Ballot: on 16 January to elect 3 members from Delhi and 1 member from Sikkim; on 23 March to elect 58 members from 16 States; and lastly on 21 June to elect 3 members from Kerala. Being even-numbered, 2018 was a year in which about 30% of the State Legislature-elected 233-seat component of the body is elected. The other 12 seats of the body are appointed by the President.

Not as part of a six-yearly cycle, a by-election was held to elect 1 member from Kerala in March, which proved to be a re-election but as an independent member, of M. P. Veerendra Kumar, the only by-election of the year.[1]

Elections

The elections were held to elect 3 members from National Capital Territory of Delhi and 1 member from Sikkim. 3 members from the National Capital Territory of Delhi retired on 27 January 2018 and 1 member from Sikkim retired on 23 February 2018. Elections for 58 seats and a by-election for 1 seat were held on 23 March 2018. The election was held for 3 seats of Kerala on 21 June 2018.

State Members retiring Date of retirement
Delhi 3 27 January 2018
Sikkim 1 23 February 2018
Andhra Pradesh 3 2 April 2018
Bihar 6 2 April 2018
Chhattisgarh 1 2 April 2018
Gujarat 4 2 April 2018
Haryana 1 2 April 2018
Himachal Pradesh 1 2 April 2018
Karnataka 4 2 April 2018
Madhya Pradesh 5 2 April 2018
Maharashtra 6 2 April 2018
Telangana 3 2 April 2018
Uttar Pradesh 10 2 April 2018
Uttarakhand 1 2 April 2018
West Bengal 5 2 April 2018
Odisha 3 3 April 2018
Rajasthan 3 3 April 2018
Jharkhand 2 3 May 2018
Kerala 3 1 July 2018
Nominated 4 14 July 2018

Members Elected

National Capital Territory of Delhi

Delhi had an election for 3 Rajya Sabha seats on 16 January 2018 to replace members retiring on 27 January 2018.

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Karan Singh INC Sanjay Singh AAP
2 Parvez Hashmi Sushil Gupta
3 Janardan Dwivedi N. D. Gupta

Sikkim

Sikkim had an election for 1 Rajya Sabha seat on 16 January 2018 to replace member retiring on 23 February 2018.

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Hishey Lachungpa SDF Hishey Lachungpa SDF

Andhra Pradesh

From Andhra Pradesh State, 3 members are elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha seats on 15 March 2018, to replace members retiring on 2 April 2018.[2]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Tulla Devender Goud TDP C. M. Ramesh TDP [2]
2 Renuka Chowdhury INC Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar
3 Chiranjeevi Vemireddy Prabhakar Reddy YSRCP

Bihar

From Bihar State, 6 members are elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha seats on 15 March 2018, to replace members retiring on 2 April 2018.[3]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Ravi Shankar Prasad BJP Ravi Shankar Prasad BJP [3]
2 Dharmendra Pradhan Akhilesh Prasad Singh INC
3 Mahendra Prasad JD(U) Mahendra Prasad JD(U)
4 Bashistha Narain Singh Bashistha Narain Singh
5 Anil Kumar Sahani Ashfaque Karim RJD
6 Vacant (Ali Anwar) Manoj Jha

Chhattisgarh

From Chhattisgarh State, 1 member is elected for the Rajya Sabha seat on 23 March 2018, to replace member retiring on 2 April 2018.[4]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Bhushan Lal Jangde BJP Saroj Pandey BJP [5][4]

Gujarat

From Gujarat State, 4 members are elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha seats on 15 March 2018, to replace members retiring on 2 April 2018.[6]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Parshottam Rupala BJP Parshottam Rupala BJP [6]
2 Mansukh L. Mandaviya Mansukh L. Mandaviya
3 Arun Jaitley Naranbhai Rathwa INC
4 Shankarbhai Vegad Amee Yajnik

Haryana

From Haryana State, 1 member is elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha seats on 15 March 2018, to replace member retiring on 2 April 2018.[7]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Shadi Lal Batra INC D.P. Vats BJP [7]

Himachal Pradesh

From Himachal Pradesh State, 1 member is elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha seats on 15 March 2018, to replace member retiring on 2 April 2018.[8]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Jagat Prakash Nadda BJP Jagat Prakash Nadda BJP [8][7]

Jharkhand

From Jharkhand State, 2 members are elected for the Rajya Sabha seats on 23 March 2018, to replace members retiring on 3 May 2018.[9]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Sanjiv Kumar JMM Sameer Oraon BJP [9][5]
2 Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu INC Dhiraj Prasad Sahu INC

Karnataka

From Karnataka State, 4 members are elected for the Rajya Sabha seats on 23 March 2018, to replace members retiring on 2 April 2018.[10]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 R Ramakrishna BJP Syed Naseer Hussain INC [5][10]
2 Basavaraj Patil Sedam L. Hanumanthaiah
3 K. Rahman Khan INC G C Chandrasekhar
4 Vacant (Rajeev Chandrasekhar) Independent Rajeev Chandrasekhar BJP

Madhya Pradesh

From Madhya Pradesh State, 5 members are elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha seats on 15 March 2018, to replace members retiring on 2 April 2018.[11]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Satyavrat Chaturvedi INC Rajmani Patel INC [11]
2 Meghraj Jain BJP Dharmendra Pradhan BJP
3 Prakash Javadekar Kailash Soni
4 La Ganesan Ajay Pratap Singh
5 Thawar Chand Gehlot Thawar Chand Gehlot

Maharashtra

From Maharashtra State, 6 members are elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha seats on 15 March 2018, to replace members retiring on 2 April 2018.[12]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Ajay Sancheti BJP Prakash Javadekar BJP [12]
2 D. P. Tripathi NCP Narayan Rane
3 Rajeev Shukla INC V. Muraleedharan
4 Rajni Patil Kumar Ketkar INC
5 Vandana Chavan NCP Vandana Chavan NCP
6 Anil Desai SS Anil Desai SS

Odisha

From Odisha State, 3 members are elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha seats on 15 March 2018, to replace members retiring on 3 April 2018.[13]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Ananga Udaya Singh Deo BJD Prashanta Nanda BJD [13]
2 Dilip Tirkey Achyuta Samanta
3 A V Swamy Independent Soumya Ranjan Patnaik

Rajasthan

From Rajasthan State, 3 members are elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha seats on 15 March 2018, to replace members retiring on 3 April 2018.[14]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Abhishek Singhvi INC Kirodi Lal Meena BJP [14]
2 Narendra Budania Madan Lal Saini
3 Bhupender Yadav BJP Bhupender Yadav

Telangana

From Telangana State, 3 members are elected for the Rajya Sabha seats on 23 March 2018, to replace members retiring on 2 April 2018.[15]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 C. M. Ramesh TDP Joginapally Santosh Kumar TRS [5][15]
2 Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar INC Badulgula Lingaiah Yadav
3 Vacant (P. Govardhan Reddy) Banda Prakash

Uttarakhand

From Uttarakhand State, 1 member is elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha seats on 15 March 2018, to replace member retiring on 2 April 2018.[16]

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Mahendra Singh Mahra INC Anil Baluni BJP [16]

Uttar Pradesh

From Uttar Pradesh State, 10 members are elected for the Rajya Sabha seats on 23 March 2018, to replace members retiring on 2 April 2018.[17]

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Jaya Bachchan SP Jaya Bachchan SP [5][17]
2 Naresh Chandra Agrawal Arun Jaitley BJP
3 Alok Tiwari Anil Jain
4 Munvvar Saleem Ashok Bajpai
5 Darshan Singh Yadav Harnath Singh Yadav
6 Kiranmay Nanda Anil Agrawal
7 Munquad Ali BSP Sakal Deep Rajbhar
8 Vacant (Mayawati) Kanta Kardam
9 Pramod Tiwari INC G. V. L. Narasimha Rao
10 Vinay Katiyar BJP Vijaypal Singh Tomar

West Bengal

From West Bengal State, 5 members are elected for the Rajya Sabha seats on 23 March 2018, to replace members retiring on 2 April 2018.

Seat No Previous MP Previous Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Tapan Kumar Sen CPI(M) Abhishek Singhvi INC [5]
2 Nadimul Haque AITC Nadimul Haque AITC
3 Vivek Gupta Abir Biswas
4 Kunal Kumar Ghosh Santunu Sen
5 Vacant (Mukul Roy) Subhasish Chakraborty

Kerala

From Kerala State, 3 members are elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha seats on 14 June 2018, to replace members retiring on 1 July 2018.

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 C.P. Narayanan CPI(M) Elamaram Kareem CPI(M) [18]
2 P. J. Kurien INC Binoy Viswam CPI
3 Joy Abraham KC(M) Jose K. Mani KC(M)

Nominated

Seat No Former MP Former Party Elected MP Elected Party Reference
1 Anu Aga Nominated Raghunath Mohapatra BJP [19]
2 K. Parasaran Nominated Sonal Mansingh BJP
3 Rekha Nominated Ram Shakal BJP
4 Sachin Tendulkar Nominated Rakesh Sinha BJP

By-elections

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

Uttar Pradesh

S.No Former MP Party Date of Vacancy Elected MP Party Date of appointment Date of retirement
1 Manohar Parrikar BJP 2 September 2017 Hardeep Singh Puri BJP 9 January 2018 25 November 2020

Kerala

S.No Former MP Party Date of Vacancy Elected MP Party Date of appointment Date of retirement
1 M. P. Veerendra Kumar Janata Dal (United) 20 December 2017 M. P. Veerendra Kumar IND 24 March 2018 2 April 2022

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