Voting underway in Rajya Sabha polls

Last Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2018, 23:51
Voting underway in Rajya Sabha polls
Biennial elections are underway for 25 Rajya Sabha seats in six states including Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Telangana. The elections are being held to fill the vacancies arising out of the retirement of 58 members of the upper house next month. Of the 58 Rajya Sabha seats to be filled, 33 candidates, from 10 states, were declared elected unopposed on March 15.
7 union ministers including Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar were among them.Counting of ballots will be taken up at five in the evening. A bye-poll is also underway for one rajya sabha seat in Kerala. The seat had fallen vacant after JDU MP Veerendra kumar resigned in December last year.
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