Elections for 55 Rajya Sabha seats to be conducted on March 26

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announcing the schedule of polling for 55 Rajya Sabha seats spread over 17 States set to be vacated in April will be conducted on March 26. According to the schedule for the elections, the notification would be issued on March 6, the last date of filing of nominations would be March 13 and polling would be on March 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The votes would be counted at 5 p.m. on the same day.

Prominent leaders who are retiring in April, are NCP leader Sharad Pawar, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale, Congress veteran Motilal Vora, Digvijay Singh of Congress and former Union Minister Vijay Goel. Maximum seven seats are falling vacant in Maharashtra followed by six seats in Tamil Nadu.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • The Vice President of India: Venkaiah Naidu is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

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