Party wise Strength of Rajya Sabha in 2017

Party wise strength of Rajya Sabha in 2017 – Get number of members in Rajya Sabha from each party like BJP, Congress, etc

Party wise Strength of Rajya Sabha in 2017

The Rajya Sabha is the Upper House of the Parliament. Members of Rajya Sabha are indirectly elected by State and Territorial legislatures using single transgeable votes while the President can appoint 12 members for their contributions in art, cinema, literature, science and social service.

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The Rajya Sabha is not subject to dissolution unlike the Lok Sabha. The Lok Sabha has twice as many members as Rajya Sabha. The sessions of the Rajya Sabha is currently presided over by the Vice President of India and the vice president is the Ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya sabha. The first sitting of the Rajya Sabha was held in 13 May 1952. The salary of the benefits of Rajya Sabha is same as the members of the Lok Sabha though both are very different from one another, as lok Sabha consists of elected representatives.

There are several parties who have representations in Rajya Sabha. Parties with leading number of seats in Rajya Sabha include the Indian National Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Given below is the partwise strength of the Rajya Sabha in 2017 :

Sno Party Strength
1 Indian National Congress (INC ) 57
2 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) 56
3 Samajwadi Party (SP ) 18
4 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK ) 13
5 ALL INDIA TRINAMOOL CONGRESS (AITC ) 13
6 Janata Dal (United) (JD(U) ) 10
7 Biju Janata Dal (BJD ) 8
8 Nominated (NOM. ) 8
9 Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M) ) 7
10 Independent & Others (IND. ) 6
11 Telugu Desam Party (TDP ) 6
12 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP ) 5
13 Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP ) 5
14 Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (DMK ) 4
15 Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS ) 3
16 Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD ) 3
17 Shiv Sena (SS ) 3
18 Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD ) 3
19 J&K Peoples Democratic Party (J&K PDP ) 2
20 Janata Dal (Secular) (JD(S) ) 1
21 Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM ) 1
22 Kerala Congress (M) (KC(M) ) 1
23 Indian National Lok Dal (INLD ) 1
24 Indian Union Muslim League (IUML ) 1
25 Communist Party of India (CPI ) 1
26 Bodoland People’s Front (BPF ) 1
27 Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF ) 1
28 Republican Party of India (A) (RPI(A) ) 1
29 Naga Peoples Front (NPF ) 1
30 Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP ) 1
Vacancies:
Total:
4
245

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