Voting for Rajya Sabha seats end, results to be declared soon
Voting for Rajya Sabha seats has end across the six states on Friday and the results for the same to be declared soon.
New Delhi: Voting for Rajya Sabha seats has end across the six states.
For the 58 Rajya Sabha seats to be filled, 33 candidates from 10 states have been unanimously elected. Voting for the remaining 25 seats was held in six states: Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Telangana.
The Rajya Sabha vacancies next month include 17 from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and 12 from the Congress.
Three nominated members - actress Rekha, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, and social worker Anu Aga -- will retire in April.
The BJP has filed 18 candidates for the biennial polls. They include Anil Baluni, the national head of the BJP's media wing, from Uttarakhand and Saroj Pandey, BJP general secretary, from Chhattisgarh.
Many cross voting has been observed during the voting.
Counting of votes will begin from 5 pm onwards on Friday. Results are expected to will be announced the same evening. (ANI)