The elections to the 58 Rajya Sabha seats from 16 states will be conducted on 23 March. A total of 64 candidates are in the fray. But 33 candidates from 10 states were elected unopposed on 15 March, bringing the battle down to just six states and 25 seats with six people certain to lose the elections.

Let us have a look at the complete list of those who have been elected unopposed:

Andhra Pradesh

1. CM Ramesh – Telugu Desam Party

2. KR Kumar – Telugu Desam Party

3. VP Reddy – YSR Congress Party

Bihar

1. Ravi Shankar Prasad – BJP

2. Akhilesh Prasad Singh – Congress

3. Mahendra Prasad – Janata Dal (United)

4. BN Singh – Janata Dal (United)

5. Manoj Jha – RJD

6. Ashfaque karim – RJD

Gujarat

1. Parshottam Rupala – BJP

2. ML Mandaviya – BJP

3. Naranbhai Rathwa – Congress

4. Amee Yajnik – Congress

Haryana

1. Lt Gen DP vats – BJP

Himachal Pradesh

1. JP Nadda – BJP

Madhya Pradesh

1. Rajmani Patel – Congress

2. Dharmendra Pradhan – BJP

3. Kailash Soni – BJP

4. AP Singh – BJP

5. TC Gehlot – BJP

Maharashtra

1. Prakash Javadekar – BJP

2. Narayan Rane – BJP

3. V Muraleedharan – BJP

4. Anil Desai – Shiv Sena

5. Kumar Ketkar – Congress

6. Vandana Chavan – Nationalist Congress Party

Odisha

1. Prashanta Nanda – Biju Janata Dal

2. Achyuta Samanta – Biju Janata Dal

3. SR Patnaik – Biju Janata Dal

Rajasthan

1. Kirodi lal Meena – BJP

2. Madan Lal Saini – BJP

3. Bhupender Yadav – BJP

Uttarakhand

1. Anil Baluni – BJP

On 23 March, the elections will be held for the remaining 25 seats in the six states. There are a total of 31 candidates in the fray.

Uttar Pradesh – 10 seats, 11 contenders

1. Arun Jaitley – BJP

2. Ashok Bajpai – BJP

3. Vijay Pal Singh Tomar – BJP

4. Sakal Deep Rajbhar – BJP

5. Kanta Kardam – BJP

6. Anil Jain – BJP

7. GVL Narsimha Rao – BJP

8. Harnath Singh Yadav – BJP

9. Anil Agarwal – BJP

10. Jaya Bachchan – Samajwadi Party

11. Bhim Rao Ambedkar – BSP

West Bengal – 5 seats, 6 contenders

1. Nadimul Haque – TMC

2. Subhasish Chakraborty – TMC

3. Abir Biswas – TMC

4. Santunu Sen – TMC

5. Abhishek Manu Singhvi – Congress

6. Rabin Deb – Left Front

Karnataka – 4 seats, 5 contenders

1. Rajiv Chandrasekhar – BJP

2. Dr L Hanumanthaiah – Congress

3. Dr Syed Naseer Hussain – Congress

4. GC Chandrasekhar – Congress

5. BM Farooq – Janata Dal (Secular)

Telangana – 3 seats, 4 contenders

1. Joginapalli Santosh Kumar – Telangana Rashtra Samiti

2. Banda Prakash Mudiraj – Telangana Rashtra Samiti

3. Badugula Lingaiah Yadav – Telangana Rashtra Samiti

4. Porika Balram Naik – Congress

Jharkhand – 2 seats, 3 contenders

1. Samir Oraon – BJP

2. Pradeep Senthalia – BJP

3. Dhiraj Prasad Sahu – Congress

 Chhattisgarh – 1 seat, 2 contenders

1. Saroj Pandey – BJP

2. Lekhram Sahu – Congress

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Of the 245 Rajya Sabha members, 233 are representatives of the states and union territories of Delhi and Puducherry, while 12 have been nominated by the President. The nominated members are persons having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of matters such as literature, science, art and social service.

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A party needs 126 seats to get a majority. The ruling BJP currently has 58 seats, followed by the Congress that has 54. On the 16 states set to get new representatives, 11 have a BJP government, which gives the party a chance to improve its tally.

The results will be declared on March 23 evening. Counting of votes will begin from 5 pm.

A Rajya Sabha member is elected for a full term of six years. A byelection is held if a vacancy arises for reasons other than retirement of a member on the expiry of his or her term. A member elected in a bypoll remains member for the remainder of the term of the member who had resigned or died or has been disqualified.