The BJP-led Odisha Government announced Sulata Deo, Manas Ranjan Mangarj and Niranjan Bishi and renominated Sasmit Patra for the Rajya Sabha polls. The announcement came on May 29, a day after Naveen Patnaik completed its 5th-year of governance. Furthermore, Rajya Sabha polling is scheduled from 9 am to 4 pm on June 10, and the counting of votes will take place at 5 pm, on the same day.
Courtesy: Press Trust of India
Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav nominated RLD Chief Jayant Chaudhary as the joint candidate for the Rajya Sabha polls. On May 26, Jayant filed his papers after Kapil Sibal and Javed Ali in Lucknow. Notably, the RLD is the constituent party of SP, which formed an alliance against the BJP. Furthermore, the Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha elections are scheduled to be held on June 10, announced ECI.