List of current members of the Rajya Sabha

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The Rajya Sabha (RS) or Council of States is the upper house of the Parliament of India. Membership is limited to 250 members, 12 of whom are nominated by the President of India for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. The remainder of the body is elected by the state and territorial legislatures. Members sit for six-year terms, with one third of the members retiring every two years.

The nominated and state-wise listing given below lists the number of seats against each category (nominated vs state-wise list) and the number of vacant seats (if any, in brackets).

Nominated – 12[edit]

No Name Name of Political Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement[1]
1 Anu Aga Nominated 27 April 2012 26 April 2018
2 Ashok Sekhar Ganguly Nominated 18 November 2009 17 November 2015
3 Bhalchandra Mungekar Indian National Congress 22 March 2010 21 March 2016
4 B. Jayashree Nominated 22 March 2010 21 March 2016
5 H. K. Dua Nominated 18 November 2009 17 November 2015
6 Javed Akhtar Nominated 22 March 2010 21-Mar-2016
7 Mani Shankar Aiyar Indian National Congress 22 March 2010 21-Mar-2016
8 Bhanurekha Ganesan Nominated 27 April 2012 26 April 2018
9 Sachin Tendulkar Nominated 27 April 2012 26 April 2018
10 Mrinal Miri Nominated 22 March 2010 21 March 2016
11 K. Parasaran Nominated 29 June 2012 28 June 2018
12 K. T. S. Tulsi Nominated 26 February 2014 25 February 2020

Andhra Pradesh – 11[edit]

No Name Party Date of Retirement[2]
1 Konidala Chiranjeevi Indian National Congress 02-Apr-2018
2 Y. S. Chowdary Telugu Desam Party 21-Jun-2016
3 Renuka Chowdary Indian National Congress 02-Apr-2019
4 T.Devender Goud Telugu Desam Party 02-Apr-2018
5 Mohd. Ali Khan Indian National Congress 09-Apr-2020
6 Jesudasu Seelam Indian National Congress 21-Jun-2016
7 Thota Seetharama Lakshmi Telugu Desam Party 09-Apr-2020
8 Dr. T. Subbarami Reddy Indian National Congress 09-Apr-2020
9 Jairam Ramesh Indian National Congress 21-Jun-2016
10 Dr.K.Keshava rao Telangana Rashtra Samithi 09-Apr-2020
11 Nirmala Sitharaman Bharatiya Janata Party 21-Jun-2016

Arunachal Pradesh – 1[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement[3]
1 Mukut Mithi Indian National Congress 24 June 2014 23-Jun-2020

Bihar – 16[edit]

No Name Party Date of Retirement
1 Ali Anwar Ansari Janata Dal (United) 2-Apr-2018
2 Gulam Rasool Balyawi Janata Dal (United) 7-Jul-2016
3 Dr Mahendra Prasad Janata Dal (United) 2-Apr-2018
4 Kahkasha Parween Janata Dal (United) 9-Apr-2020
5 Dharmendra Pradhan Bharatiya Janta Party 2-Apr-2018
6 Ravi Shankar Prasad Bharatiya Janta Party 2-Apr-2018
7 Anil Kumar Sahni Janata Dal (United) 2-Apr-2018
8 Bashistha Narain Singh Janata Dal (United) 2-Apr-2018
9 Hari Bansh Narayan Singh Janata Dal (United) 9-Apr-2020
10 Ramchandra Prasad Singh Janata Dal (United) 7-Jul-2016
11 R.K Sinha Bhartiya Janta Party 9-Apr-2020
12 Dr C.P Thakur Bhartiya Janta Party 9-Apr-2020
13 Ram Nath Thakur Janata Dal (United) 9-Apr-2020
14 K.C Tyagi Janata Dal (United) 2-Apr-2018
15 Pawan Kumar Verma Janata Dal (United) 7-Jul-2016
16 Sharad Yadav Janata Dal (United) 7-Jul-2016

Chhattisgarh – 5[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Nand Kumar Sai Bharatiya Janata Party 30 June 2010 29 June 2016
2 Dr. Bhushanlal Jangde Bharatiya Janata Party 3 April 2012 2 April 2018
3 Mohsina Kidwai Indian National Congress 30 June 2010 29 June 2016
4 Motilal Vora Indian National Congress 10 April 2014 9 April 2020
5 Ran Vijay Singh Deo Bharatiya Janata Party 10 April 2014 9 April 2020

Goa – 1[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Shantaram Laxman Naik Indian National Congress 29 July 2011 28 July 2017

Gujarat – 11[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Smriti Zubin Irani Bharatiya Janata Party 19 August 2011 18 August 2017
2 Arun Jaitley Bharatiya Janata Party 3 April 2012 2 April 2018
3 Chunibhai K. Gohel Bharatiya Janata Party 10 April 2014 9 April 2020
4 Madhusudan Mistry Indian National Congress 10 April 2014 9 April 2020
5 Ahmed Patel Indian National Congress 19 August 2011 18 August 2017
6 Dilip Pandya Bharatiya Janata Party 19 August 2011 18 August 2017
7 Mahant Shambhuprasadji Tundiya Bharatiya Janata Party 10 April 2014 9 April 2020
8 Shankarbhai Vegad Bharatiya Janata Party 10 April 2014 9 April 2020
9 Praveen Rashtrapal Indian National Congress 3 April 2012 2 April 2018
10 Lal Sinh Vadodia Bharatiya Janata Party 10 April 2014 9 April 2020
11 Mansukh L. Mandaviya Bharatiya Janata Party 3 April 2012 2 April 2018

Haryana – 5[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Batra, Shri Shadi Lal Indian National congress 3 April 2012 2 April 2018
2 Kashyap, Shri Ram Kumar Indian National Lok Dal 10 April 2014 9 April 2020
3 Selja Kumari Indian National Congress 10 April 2014 9 April 2020
4 Ch. Birender Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 2 August 2010 1 August 2016
5 Suresh Prabhu Bharatiya Janata Party 2 August 2010 1 August 2016

Himachal Pradesh – 3[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Bimla Kashyap Sood Bharatiya Janata Party 3 April 2010 2 April 2016
2 Jagat Prakash Nadda Bharatiya Janata Party 3 April 2012 2 April 2018
3 Smt Viplove Thakur Indian National Congress 10 April 2014 9 April 2020

Jammu & Kashmir – 4[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 G. N. Ratanpuri Jammu & Kashmir National Conference 4 August 2009 15 February 2015
2 Ghulam Nabi Azad Indian National Congress 11 February 2009 10 February 2015
3 Mohammad Shafi Uri Jammu & Kashmir National Conference 16 February 2009 15 February 2015
4 Saif-ud-Din Soz Indian National Congress 11 February 2009 10 February 2015

Jharkhand – 6[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Prem Chand Gupta Rashtriya Janata Dal 10 April 2014 9 April 2020
2 Parimal Nathwani Independent 10 April 2014 9 April 2020
3 [seat vacant]]
4 Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu Indian National Congress 4 May 2012 3 May 2018
5 Dhiraj Prasad Sahu Indian National Congress 8 July 2010 7 July 2016
6 Sanjiv Kumar, Shri jharkhand mukti morcha 4 May 2012 3 May 2018

Karnataka – 12[edit]

No Name Party
1 Mandagadde Rama Jois Bharatiya Janata Party
2 Rajeev Chandrasekhar Independent
3 R Ramakrishna Bharatiya Janata Party
4 Oscar Fernandes Indian National Congress
5 K. Rahman Khan Indian National Congress
6 S. M. Krishna Indian National Congress
7 Basavaraja Patil Sedam Bharatiya Janata Party
8 Prabhakar Kore Bharatiya Janata Party
9 Vijay Mallya Independent
10 M. Venkaiah Naidu Bharatiya Janata Party
11 Anil Lad Indian National Congress
12 Aayanur Manjunath Bharatiya Janata Party

Kerala – 9[edit]

No Name Party
1 M.P. Achuthan Communist Party of India
2 A K Antony Indian National Congress
3 C.P. Narayanan Communist Party of India (Marxist)
4 P.J. Kurien Indian National Congress
5 K.N. Balagopal Communist Party of India (Marxist)
6 P. Rajeev Communist Party of India (Marxist)
7 Joy Abraham Kerala Congress (M)
8 Vayalar Ravi Indian National Congress
9 Dr. T.N. Seema Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Madhya Pradesh – 11[edit]

No Name Party
1 Prabhat Jha Bharatiya Janata Party
2 Prakash Javadekar Bharatiya Janata Party
3 Chandan Mitra Bharatiya Janata Party
4 Najma Heptulla Bharatiya Janata Party
5 Thawar Chand Gehlot Bharatiya Janata Party
6 Vijayalaxmi Sadho Indian National Congress
7 Satyanarayan Jatiya Bharatiya Janata Party
8 Digvijaya Singh Indian National Congress
9 Anil Madhav Dave Bharatiya Janata Party
10 Satyavrat Chaturvedi Indian National Congress
11 Meghraj Jain Bharatiya Janata Party

Maharashtra – 19[edit]

For a complete list of Rajya Sabha members from Maharashtra, see Rajya Sabha members from Maharashtra.

Current Members (2011) Source: Parliament of India (Rajya Sabha)[4]

No Name Party Date of Retirement[5]
1 Ramdas Athawale Republican Party of India (A) 02-Apr-2020
2 Vandana Chavan Nationalist Congress Party 02-Apr-2018
3 Husain Dalwai Indian National Congress 02-Apr-2020
4 Vijay Jawaharlal Darda Indian National Congress 04-Jul-2016
5 Murli Deora Indian National Congress 02-Apr-2020
6 Anil Desai Shiv Sena 02-Apr-2018
7 Rajkumar Dhoot Shiv Sena 02-Apr-2020
8 Piyush Goyal Bharatiya Janata Party 04-Jul-2016
9 Ishwarlal Shankarlal Jain Nationalist Congress Party 04-Jul-2016
10 Sanjay Dattatraya Kakade Independent 02-Apr-2020
11 Majeed Memon Nationalist Congress Party 02-Apr-2020
12 Avinash Pande Indian National Congress 04-Jul-2016
13 Praful Patel Nationalist Congress Party 04-Jul-2016
14 Rajani Patil Indian National Congress 02-Apr-2018
15 Sharad Pawar Nationalist Congress Party 02-Apr-2020
16 Sanjay Raut Shiv Sena 04-Jul-2016
17 Ajay Sancheti Bharatiya Janata Party 02-Apr-2018
18 Rajeev Shukla Indian National Congress 02-Apr-2018
19 D.P.Tripathi Nationalist Congress Party 02-Apr-2018

Manipur – 1[edit]

No Name Party
1 Rishang Keishing Indian National Congress

Meghalaya – 1[edit]

No Name Party
1 Thomas A Sangma Nationalist Congress Party

Mizoram – 1[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Lalhming Liana Mizo National Front 19 July 2014 18 July 2020

Nagaland – 1[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 T.R. Zeliang Nagaland People's Front 3 April 2010 2 April 2016

National Capital Territory of Delhi – 3[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Janardan Dwivedi Indian National Congress 28 January 2012 27 January 2018
2 Parvez Hashmi Indian National Congress 28 January 2012 27 January 2018
3 Dr. Karan Singh Indian National Congress 28 January 2012 27 January 2018

Odisha – 10[edit]

No Name Party Date of Retirement [6]
1 A V Swamy Independent 03-Apr-2018
2 Baishnab Charan Parida Biju Janata Dal 01-Jul-2016
3 Balbir Punj Bharatiya Janata Party 02-Apr-2014
4 Dilip Tirkey Biju Janata Dal 03-Apr-2018
5 Mangala Kisan Biju Janata Dal 02-Apr-2014
6 Pyarimohan Mohapatra Independent 01-Jul-2016
7 Rabinarayan Mohapatra Biju Janata Dal 03-Apr-2018
8 Rama Chandra Khuntia Indian National Congress 02-Apr-2014
9 Renubala Pradhan Biju Janata Dal 02-Apr-2014
10 Shashi Bhusan Behera Biju Janata Dal 01-Jul-2016

Puducherry – 1[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 P. Kannan Indian National Congress 7 October 2009 6 October 2015

Punjab – 7[edit]

No Name Party
1 Ashwani Kumar Indian National Congress 10 April 2010 9 April 2016
2 Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa Shiromani Akali Dal 10 April 2010 9 April 2016
3 M. S. Gill Indian National Congress 10 April 2010 9 April 2016
4 Naresh Gujral Shiromani Akali Dal 10 April 2010 9 April 2016
5 Avinash Rai Khanna Bharatiya Janata Party 10 April 2010 9 April 2016
6 Ambika Soni Indian National Congress 5 July 2010 4 July 2016
7 Balwinder Singh Bhunder Shiromani Akali Dal 5 July 2010 4 July 2016

Rajasthan – 10[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Anand Sharma Indian National Congress 5 July 2010 4 July 2016
2 Narendra Budania Indian National Congress 4 April 2012 3 April 2018
3 Ashk Ali Tak Indian National Congress 5 July 2010 4 July 2016
4 Abhishek Manu Singhvi Indian National Congress 3 April 2012 2 April 2018
5 Bhupender Yadav Bharatiya Janata Party 4 April 2012 3 April 2018
6 Narayan Lal Panchariya Bharatiya Janata Party 10 April 2014 9 April 2020
7 Vijay Goel Bharatiya Janata Party 10 April 2014 9 April 2020
8 Ramnarayan Dudi Bharatiya Janata Party 10 April 2014 9 April 2020
9 Vijayendrapal Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 5 July 2010 4 July 2016
10 Ram Jethmalani Bharatiya Janata Party 5 July 2010 4 July 2016

Sikkim – 1[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 O.T. Lepcha Sikkim Democratic Front 24 February 2012 23 February 2018

Tamil Nadu – 18[edit]

For a complete list of Rajya Sabha members from Tamil Nadu, see Rajya Sabha members from Tamil Nadu.
No Name Party
1 A. W. Rabi Bernard All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2 N. Balaganga All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
3 Pandian Paul Manoj All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
4 A. Elavarasan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
5 B.S. Gnanadesikan Indian National Congress
6 Dr.K. P. Ramalingam Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
7 A.A. Jinnah Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
8 Kanimozhi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
9 Dr. V. Maitreyan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
10 T.M.Selvaganapathi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
11 Jayanthi Natarajan Indian National Congress
12 E. M. Sudarsana Natchiappan Indian National Congress
13 D. Raja Communist Party of India
14 S. Thangavelu Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
15 T.K. Rangarajan Communist Party of India (Marxist)
16 Tiruchi Siva Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
17 Vasanthi Stanley Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
18 G.K. Vasan Indian National Congress

Telangana-7[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 C. M. Ramesh Telugu Desam Party 2 June 2014 2 April 2018
2 Garikapati Mohan Rao Telugu Desam Party 2 June 2014 9 April 2020
3 K. V. P. Ramachandra Rao Indian National Congress 2 June 2014 9 April 2020
4 V. Hanumantha Rao Indian National Congress 2 June 2014 21 June 2016
5 Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar Indian National Congress 2 June 2014 2 April 2018
6 P.Govardhan Reddy Indian National Congress 2 June 2014 2 April 2018
7 Gundu Sudha Rani Telugu Desam Party 2 June 2014 21 June 2016

Tripura – 1[edit]

No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Jharna Das Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3 April 2010 2 April 2016

Uttar Pradesh – 31[edit]

No Name Party
1 Mohammed Adeeb Independent
2 Naresh Agrawal Samajwadi Party
3 Munquad Ali Bahujan Samaj Party
4 Salim Ansari Bahujan Samaj Party
5 Jaya Bachchan Samajwadi Party
6 Tazeen Fatma Samajwadi Party
7 Jugul Kishore Bahujan Samaj Party
8 Avtar Singh Karimpuri Bahujan Samaj Party
9 Narendra Kumar Kashyap Bahujan Samaj Party
10 Vinay Katiyar Bhartiya Janta Party
11 Brijlal Khabri Bahujan Samaj Party
12 Mayawati Bahujan Samaj Party
13 Satish Chandra Mishra Bahujan Samaj Party
14 Kiranmay Nanda Samajwadi Party
15 Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Bhartiya Janta Party
16 Vishambhar Prasad Nishad Samajwadi Party
17 Brajesh Pathak Bahujan Samaj Party
18 Manohar Parrikar Bharatiya Janata Party
19 Ambeth Rajan Bahujan Samaj Party
20 Rajaram Bahujan Samaj Party
21 Rajpal Singh Saini Bahujan Samaj Party
22 Munvvar Saleem Samajwadi Party
23 Satish Sharma Indian National Congress
24 Amar Singh[disambiguation needed] Independent
25 Arvind Kumar Singh Samajwadi Party
26 Kanak Lata Singh Samajwadi Party
27 Veer Singh[disambiguation needed] Bahujan Samaj Party
28 Alok Tiwari Samajwadi Party
29 Pramod Tiwari Indian National Congress
30 Darshan Singh Yadav Samajwadi Party
31 Prof.Ram Gopal Yadav Samajwadi Party

Uttarakhand – 3[edit]

For a complete list of Rajya Sabha members from Uttarakhand, see Rajya Sabha members from Uttarakhand.
No Name Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Mahendra Singh Mahra Indian National Congress 3 April 2012 2 April 2018
2 Manorama Dobriyal Sharma Indian National Congress 26 November 2014 25 November 2020
3 Tarun Vijay Bharatiya Janata Party 5 July 2010 4 July 2016

West Bengal – 19[edit]

No Name Party
1 Debayan basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2 Prasantha Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)
3 Saman Pathak (politician) All India Forward Bloc
4 Swapan Sadhan Bose All India Trinamool Congress
5 Sapthorshi Mukerjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)
6 Moinul Hassan Communist Party of India (Marxist)
7 Brinda Karat Communist Party of India (Marxist)
8 R.C.Singh Communist Party of India
9 Subir Chakraborthy Communist Party of India (Marxist)
10 Abani Roy Revolutionary Socialist Party
11 Mukul Roy All India Trinamool Congress
12 Tarini Kanta Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)
13 Tapan Kumar Sen Communist Party of India (Marxist)
14 Mithun Chakraborty All India Trinamool Congress
15 Srinjoy Bose All India Trinamool Congress
16 Sitaram Yechury Communist Party of India (Marxist)
17 Sukhendusekhar Roy All India Trinamool Congress
18 Derek O'Brien All India Trinamool Congress
19 DebMbrata Bandyopadhyay All India Trinamool Congress
20 Pradip Bhattacharya India Nationalist Congress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rajya Sabha". 164.100.47.5. 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012. MEMBERS OF RAJYA SABHA (STATE WISE RETIREMENT LIST) AS ON :- Friday, May 18, 2012Nominated (NOM. ) 
  2. ^ http://164.100.47.5/NewMembers/RetLMemState.aspx
  3. ^ http://164.100.47.5/NewMembers/RetLMemState.aspx
  4. ^ http://164.100.47.5:8080/members/StatewiseList.asp#MH
  5. ^ http://164.100.47.5/NewMembers/RetLMemState.aspx
  6. ^ "Rajya Sabha". 164.100.47.5. 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012. MEMBERS OF RAJYA SABHA (STATE WISE RETIREMENT LIST) AS ON :- Friday, May 18, 2012Odisha (OR ) – 9 

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