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Rajya Sabha Election 2024: How many states, and seats are going for polls? Full list of candidates

Union ministers Mansukh Mandaviya and Parshottam Rupala from Gujarat, and Union minister Narayan Rane from Maharashtra are among those retiring from the House.

Nivedita Dash Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 New Delhi Updated on: February 15, 2024 17:35 IST
Jaya Bachchan, JP Nadda and Sonia Gandhi
Image Source : INDIA TV Jaya Bachchan, JP Nadda and Sonia Gandhi

The biennial election for Rajya Sabha seats, falling vacant as the terms of the incumbents MPs are set to expire, is scheduled for February 27. A total of 56 members of Rajya Sabha from 15 states are retiring in April and the election to the seats will be held on February 27. Union ministers Mansukh Mandaviya and Parshottam Rupala from Gujarat, and Union minister Narayan Rane from Maharashtra are among those retiring from the House. 
 
Union Ministers Rajeev Chandrasekhar (Karnataka), Dharmendra Pradhan (Madhya Pradesh), V Muraleedharan (Maharashtra) and Bhupender Yadav (Rajasthan) are also retiring and not being nominated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) again. According to reports, all these ministers are likely to be fielded by the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha Election.
 
The saffron party has renominated only four incumbent Rajya Sabha members including party chief Jagat Prakash Nadda (Gujarat), Ashwini Vaishnaw (Odisha), L Murugan (Madhya Pradesh) and Sudhanshu Trivedi (Uttar Pradesh).
 
Others who are retiring include Manmohan Singh (Congress), Anil Baluni (BJP), Santunu Sen (AITC), Amar Patnaik (BJD), Kanta Kardam (BJP), Anil Desai (Shiv Sena-UBT), Vandana Chavan (NCP-Sharad Pawar), Prakash Javadekar (BJP), Amee Yajnik (Congress), Saroj Pandey (BJP), Sushil Kumar Modi (BJP) and Bashistha Narain Singh (JDU).   

Here is the full list of candidates 

S.No State Seats going to polls Candidates
1. Uttar Pradesh 10 RPN Singh (BJP), Chaudhary Tejveer Singh (BJP), Amarpal Maurya (BJP), Sangeeta Balwant (BJP), Sudhanshu Trivedi (BJP), Sadhna Singh (BJP), Naveen Jain (BJP), Sanjay Seth (BJP), Jaya Bachchan (SP), Alok Ranjan (SP) and Ramji Lal Suman (SP).
2. Maharashtra 6 Ashok Chavan (BJP), Medha Kulkarni (BJP), Ajeet Gopchade (BJP), Milind Deora (Shiv Sena-Shinde), Praful Patel (NCP-Ajit Pawar) and Chandrakant Handore (Congress).
3.  Bihar 6 Manoj Kumar Jha (RJD), Sanjay Yadav (RJD), Akhilesh Prasad Singh (Congress), Bhim Singh (BJP), Dharamsheela Gupta (BJP) and Sanjay Kumar Jha (JDU).
4. West Bengal 5 Sagarika Ghose (TMC), Nadimul Haque (TMC), Sushmita Dev (TMC), Mamata Bala Thakur (TMC) and Samik Bhattacharya (BJP).
5. Madhya Pradesh 5 Ashok Singh (Congress), L Murugan (BJP), Maya Naroliya (BJP), Umesh Nath Maharaj (BJP) and Banshilal Gurjar (BJP).
6. Gujarat 4 Jagat Prakash Nadda (BJP), Govindbhai Dholakia (BJP), Mayankbhai Nayak (BJP) and Jasvantsinh Salamsinh Parmar (BJP).
7. Karnataka 4 Ajay Maken (Congress), Syed Naseer Hussain (Congress), GC Chandrasekhar (Congress) and Narayana Bhandage (BJP).
8. Andhra Pradesh 3 YV Subba Reddy (YSRCP), G Babu Rao (YSRCP) and M Raghunadha Reddy (YSRCP).
9. Telangana 3 Renuka Chowdhury (Congress), Anil Kumar Yadav (Congress) and Vaddiraju Ravichandra (BRS).
10. Rajasthan 3 Sonia Gandhi (Congress), Chunnilal Garasiya (BJP) and Madan Rathore (BJP).
11. Odisha 3 Debashish Samantaray (BJD), Subhasish Khuntia (BJD) and Ashwini Vaishnaw (BJP).
12. Uttarakhand 1 Mahendra Bhatt (BJP).
13. Chhattisgarh 1 Devendra Pratap Singh (BJP).
14. Haryana 1 Subhash Barala (BJP).
15. Himachal Pradesh 1 Abhishek Singhvi (Congress) and Harsh Mahajan (BJP).
 

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