Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will file his nomination for Rajya Sabha from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar on Monday. The Election Fee has introduced the schedule for the election on 10 Rajya Sabha seats in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal — which will probably be held on July 24.
The Fee mentioned 10 members from Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal are scheduled to retire in July and August.
The seats that are to be vacated in Rajya Sabha because of the retirement of members embody Derek O’Brien from West Bengal and S Jaishankar from Gujarat.
July 13 is the final date for submitting nominations for the vacant Rajya Sabha seats, the Election Fee mentioned.
The counting of the votes will probably be held on July 24. Elections will probably be held on one Rajya Sabha seat from Goa as Vinay D. Tendulkar is about to retire on July 28.
Three Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat will go to polls as Dineshchandra Jemalbhai Anavadiya, Lokhandwala Jugalsinh Mathurji, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Krishnaswamy will retire on August 18, an official assertion mentioned.
Mr Jaishankar was elected to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in 2019 and took oath as a member of the Higher Home. The Union Minister bagged 104 votes, whereas his Congress rival Gaurav Pandya acquired 70 votes.
The 2 seats from Gujarat fell vacant after Union Ministers Amit Shah and Smriti Irani have been elected to the Lok Sabha in latest nationwide polls.
The energy of the BJP within the 182-seat Gujarat meeting stands at 156.
Six Rajya Sabha seats from West Bengal may even go to polls as Derek O’Brien, Dola Sen, Pradip Bhattacharya, Sushmita Dev, Shanta Chhetri, Sukhendu Sekhar Ray are set to retire on August 18.
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