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Nine Rajya Sabha members retire in August. They include Congress’ Ahmed Patel, Trinamool Congress member Derek O’Brien and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) chief Sitaram Yechury. While Yechury could have returned to the House with the support of Congress legislators in West Bengal, the CPI-M bars its leaders from being a member of the Upper House for more than two terms. This is Yechury’s second term. O’Brien and Patel are likely to be sent back to the Rajya Sabha by their respective parties.