The polling for 55 rajya sabha seats spread over 17 States set to be vacated in april will be conducted on march 26. The term of office of 55 members of the rajya sabha elected from 17 States is due to expire on their retirement in april 2020. Four seats in andhra pradesh and Two in telangana are falling vacant.
With their brute majority in the respective Assemblies, the ruling parties - congress PARTY' target='_blank' title='ysr congress-Latest Updates, Photos, Videos are a click away, CLICK NOW'>ysr congress and telangana Rashtra Samiti are expected to bag all of them. There are rumors that andhra pradesh chief minister is likely to nominate his sister, Sharmila while his telangana Counterpart, kcr will be looking to nominate his daughter, Kavitha. If that happens, it will mark the political debut of Sharmila. At the same time, kavitha who lost in the recent General election will be active once again in Politics.
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.