10 vacancies in Rajya Sabha after General Elections

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Following this notification, the Election Commission will announce fresh dates for elections to fill these vacancies in the Rajya Sabha…reports Asian Lite News

The recently concluded general election has resulted in 10 vacancies in the Rajya Sabha, as its members were elected to the Lok Sabha. The Rajya Sabha secretariat has notified these vacancies, which include two each in Assam, Bihar, and Maharashtra, and one each in Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Tripura.

According to the Rajya Sabha secretariat’s notification, “In pursuance of the provision of sub-section (2) of Section 69 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 read with Section 67A and sub-section (4) of Section 68 of that Act, the following have ceased to be Members of Rajya Sabha from the date of their being chosen as members of the 18th Lok Sabha, i.e., the 4th of June, 2024.”

Kamakhya Prasad Tasa – Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal – Assam, Misha Bharti – Bihar, Vivek Thakur – Bihar, Deepender Singh Hooda – Haryana, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia – Madhya Pradesh, Udayanraje Bhonsle – Maharashtra, Piyush Goyal – Maharashtra, K. C. Venugopal – Rajasthan, Biplab Kumar Deb – Tripura.

Following this notification, the Election Commission will announce fresh dates for elections to fill these vacancies in the Rajya Sabha.

First LS session from June 24

The first session of the 18th Lok Sabha will be held from June 24 and conclude on July 3 for oath/affirmation of newly elected Members, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday.

The 264th Session of Rajya Sabha will also commence on June 27 and conclude on July 3, the minister said.

“First Session of 18th Lok Sabha is being summoned from 24.6.24 to 3.7.24 for oath/affirmation of newly elected Members, Election of Speaker, President’s Address and discussion thereon. 264th Session of Rajya Sabha will commence on 27.6.24 and conclude on 3.7.24.”

President Droupadi Murmu will address a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on June 27

The last session of the 17th Lok Sabha (Budget session) was held between January 31 and February 10, 2024.

Lok Sabha had 274 sittings in which 202 Bills were introduced and 222 bills were passed. Rajya Sabha had 271 sittings, in which 31 Bills were introduced and 220 bills were passed. In total 221 Bills were passed by both the Houses and became Acts, during the term of the 17th Lok Sabha.

During the 17th Lok Sabha one of the most important business transacted was the abrogation of certain provisions from Article 370 and Presidential Orders thereunder for ensuring equal opportunities to all sections of Society in Jammu & Kashmir particularly with the restoration of applicability of the provisions of the Constitution of India and all socio-economic legislations thereby ensuring rule of law and equity. Further for ensuring better administration and for curbing terrorism, the State of Jammu & Kashmir was reorganized with the formation of two Union Territories – Jammu &Kashmir and Ladakh.

Also, three landmark Bills relating to the criminal justice system to ensure victim-centric justice namely the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, 2023 and the Bharatiya Sakshya Bill, 2023 replacing the Indian Penal Code, 1860, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 were passed by both the Houses of Parliament.

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