NIFTY 50

Explained: How are Rajya Sabha members elected?

Updated : 2020-06-20 13:07:06

Elections for 19 Rajya Sabha seats spread across eight states are currently underway with the contest in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan promising to be a close affair between the BJP and the Congress. Voting for 18 seats were deferred due to the coronavirus pandemic. Of the 19 seats where polling will be held, four each are from Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, three each from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, two from Jharkhand, and one each from Manipur, Mizoram and Meghalaya. The counting of votes for all the 19 seats will be held later in the evening. Unlike the Lok Sabha elections or state assemblies, the elections for Rajya Sabha are different. Here’s an explainer on the system of elections to the upper house:

Live TV

recommended for you

Ask Our Experts CNBC TV18