The Election Fee of India has introduced bypolls for six vacant Rajya Sabha seats — one seat from Assam, one from West Bengal, two from Tamil Nadu, one from Madhya Pradesh and one from Maharashtra — on 4 October.
The Bengal seat fell vacant after Manas Bhuyan determined to contest the meeting election as was the case with the Assam seat the place Biswajit Daimary went on to contest meeting polls and is at present the speaker of the Assam meeting. The seat for Maharashtra fell vacant after Rajiv Satav died of Covid-19 associated problems. Former union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot was made Karnataka governor simply earlier than the final cupboard reshuffle and due to this fact his seat has additionally fallen vacant. Two seats from Tamil Nadu are vacant since AIADMK leaders KP Munusamy and R Vaithilingam resigned to contest meeting polls.
Congress turncoat Sushmita Dev, who joined TMC, is prone to contest for the vacant Rajya Sabha seat from West Bengal. Sources stated this a part of the deal when she determined to leap ship from Congress to Mamata Banerjee’s social gathering. Dev has been a member of Parliament within the Lok Sabha from the Silchar seat in Assam however misplaced the elections in 2019.
The Assam seat will most positively be contested by union minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who was introduced in to the centre after being the chief minister of Assam for 5 years, and in 2021 handed over the reins to Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The 2 seats in Tamil Nadu are unlikely to go to the Congress, as per the association between the DMK and the Congress. Even when the DMK advised that one of many seats be given to former chief of Opposition within the Rajya Sabha
Ghulam Nabi Azad, it’s unlikely that sure leaders of the Congress excessive command, together with Rahul Gandhi, would agree. Among the many names which are doing the rounds is that of an information analyst and a detailed aide of Rahul Gandhi.
Rajiv Satav’s unlucky loss of life lower quick a really illustrious profession and it’s fairly sure that one of many front-runners for this explicit seat is Mukul Wasnik from the Congress.
The vacancies for all of the seats are of various timings. Whereas the seat for Bengal is until 2023, the Tamil Nadu seat vacated is just until subsequent yr. The opposite Tamil Nadu seat is until 2026 as are the seats for Assam and Maharashtra. The seat from Madhya Pradesh vacated by Gehlot is until 2024