Voting for two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana will be held on March 26. One representative each from the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress will try to make their way in the upper house of the Parliament.
Election Commission will be announcing the schedule for biennial election from Haryana, the election process will be initiated soon, the last date to file nominations is March 13.
Earlier Kumari Selja was the Congress Rajya Sabha MP, she completed her tenure on May 11.
Ram Kumar Kashyap, former INLD MP, who joined the BJP recently just before the Assembly election last year who was subsequently elected MLA from Indri has completed his six-year tenure in April this year but he resigned in November last year to contest the Assembly poll.
The BJP and the Congress are assured of having one seat each.
The election to the Rajya Sabha seats is held by way of proportional representation by a single transferable vote.
Returning Officer for Rajya Sabha election Ajit Balaji Joshi told the media that, “the election process had been set in motion for the two seats of the Rajya Sabha from Haryana.” “However, byelection to another seat will be held separately,” he added.
In the 90-member Haryana Assembly, the BJP has 40 MLAs while its alliance partner JJP has 10 legislators.
The main opposition Congress has a total strength of 31 members while out of eight Independependent MLAs, seven have extended support to the BJP-JJP government.
The INLD has only one member.
Scrutiny of Nomination papers will be done on March 16. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is March 18.