Election Commission Announced the Biennial Elections to the Rajya Sabha

Elections to 57 Rajya Sabha Seats on 10 June 2022

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The term of office of 57members of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) elected from the following 15 States is due to expire on their retirement on the dates during the period from June-August 2022, as detailed below:

S.No Name of State Name of Member Date of Retirement

 

Andhra Pradesh 1 Prabhu Suresh Prabhakar  

 

 

21.06.2022

2 T.G. Venkatesh
3 Yalamanchili Satyanarayana Chowdary
4 Venumbaka Vijaya Sai Reddy
Telangana 1 Lakshmikanta Rao Voditela
2 Srinivas Dharmapuri

 

Chhattisgarh 1 Chhaya Bai Verma  

 

 

29.06.2022

2 RamvicharNetam
Madhya Pradesh 1 VivekkrishnaTankha
2 Mobashar Jawed Akbar
3 SampatiyaUikey
Tamil Nadu 1 T.K.S. Elangovan
2 A. Navaneethakrishnan
3 R.S. Bharathi
4 S.R. Balasubramoniyan
5 A. Vijayakumar
6 K.R.N. Rajeshkumar
Karnataka 1 K.C. Ramamurthy  

30.06.2022

2 Jairam Ramesh
3 Oscar Fernandes (Vacant w.e.f 13.09.2021)
4 Nirmala Sitharaman
Odisha 1 Nekkanti Bhaskar Rao  

01.07.2022

2 Prasanna Acharya
3 Sasmit Patra
Maharashtra 1 Goyal, Piyush Vedprakash  

 

 

04.07.2022

2 P. Chidambaram
3 Patel, Praful Manoharbhai
4 Mahatme, Vikas Haribhau
5 Raut, Sanjay Rajaram
6 Sahasrabuddhe, Vinay Prabhakar

 

Punjab 1 Ambika Soni  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04.07.2022

 

 

2 Balwinder Singh
Rajasthan 1 Omprakash Mathur
2 AlphonsKannanthanam
3 Ramkumar Verma
4 Harshvardhan Singh Dungarpur
Uttar Pradesh 1 Revati Raman Singh Urf Mani
2 Sukhram Singh
3 Syed Zafar Islam
4 Vishambhar Prasad Nishad
5 Kapil Sibbal
6 Ashok Siddharth
7 Jay Prakash
8 Shiv Pratap
9 Satish Chandra Misra
10 Sanjay Seth
11 Surendra Singh Nagar
Uttarakhand 1 Pradeep Tamta

 

Bihar 1 Gopal Narayan Singh  

 

07.07.2022

2 Satish Chandra Dubey
3 Misha Bharti
4 Ramchandra Prasad Singh
5 Sharad Yadav (Vacant w.e.f04.12.2017)
Jharkhand 1 Mahesh Poddar
2 Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Haryana 1 Dushyant Gautam 01.08.2022
2 Subash Chandra

 

The Commission has decided to conduct biennial elections to the Council of States from the States as mentioned above by the following schedules:

Sl. No. Events Dates
Issue of Notifications 24th May, 2022 (Tuesday)
Last date of making nominations 31st May, 2022 (Tuesday)
Scrutiny of nominations 01st June, 2022 (Wednesday)
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 03rd June, 2022 (Friday)
Date of Poll 10th June, 2022 (Friday)
Hours of Poll 09:00 am- 04:00 pm
Counting of Votes 10th June, 2022 (Friday) at 05:00 pm

 

Date before which election shall be completed 13th June, 2022 (Monday)

The Commission has directed that for marking preference(s) on the ballot paper, only integrated violet colour sketch pen(s) of the pre-fixed specification provided by the Returning Officer shall be used. No other pen shall, under any circumstances, be used in the above-said elections.

Adequate measures for close monitoring of the election process by appointing observers shall be taken to ensure a free and fair election.

Broad Guidelines of Covid-19 issued by ECI as contained in para 06 of Press Note, dated 02.05.2022, available at link https://eci.gov.in/files/file/14151-schedule-for-bye-election-in-3-assembly-constituencies-of-odisha-kerala-and-uttarakhand%E2%80%93-reg/to be followed, wherever applicable, during entire election process by all persons.

The Commission has also directed the Chief Secretaries concerned to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for the conduct of the elections.