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Rajya Sabha polls: BJP to improve tally, but not enough to push amendments

Rajya Sabha elections for 58 seats will take place on March 23

Rajya Sabha polls, Rajya Sabha elections, Modi govt, BJP

Archis Mohan New Delhi
The Election Commission on Friday announced that polling for 58 Rajya Sabha seats, set to fall vacant in April, will take place on March 23. The counting of votes will also take place on the same day.
With barely a year left in the life of the current Lok Sabha, the changed Rajya Sabha numbers would have more of an impact in the first couple of years of the next Lok Sabha. Nearly a third of the members of the 245-seat Rajya Sabha retire every two years, and the changed numbers would determine the complexion of the House until April 2020.

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 9:44 AM IST

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