Election for three Rajya Sabha seats in state on March 23

EC will issue the notification on March 5

EC will issue the notification on March 5

After displacing Congress from four Rajya Sabha seats in the state past year, the ruling party had claimed it would soon make Rajasthan "Congress Mukt", at least in terms of parliamentary seats from here.

The opposition in the Rajya Sabha may lose its edge in the numbers game and the power to stall any government bill, as the ruling BJP-led NDA coalition is set to catch up with its rivals.

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The Election Commission of India (ECI) today announced that voting for 58 Rajya Sabha seats from 16 states will be held on March 23, 2018. Six MPs each would have to be chosen from Bihar and Maharashtra, five MPs each from West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh and four MPs each from Karnataka and Gujarat would be elected during the polls to be held in respective State capitals on 23rd March.

Similarly, the Congress will also find it impossible to send senior Congress leader Pramod Tiwari, who is also retiring in April, to the Upper House without seeking support from the Samajwadi Party and the BSP.

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The three Upper House seats that will fall vacant in April here include that of Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Narendra Budania of Congress and Bhupendra Yadav of BJP. At least ten members have to be elected from the Hindi heartland of Uttar Pradesh. "While in the next round of election the bench strength in the House will tilt in the favour of BJP, it is not going to totally change its composition". If required, polling will be held on March 23, 2018 from 9 am till 4 pm and counting of votes will take place subsequently with announcement of results at 5 pm.

While the ECI will issue notification for the polls on March 5, the last date for filling nominations has been fixed for March 12. "It will be relatively easier for BJP to collaborate with other political parties and it may sober the opposition parties", said N. Bhaskara Rao, a New Delhi-based political analyst.

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