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Elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats announced 

The members, whose terms are ending, include union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dharmendra Pradhan, J P Nadda, Thaawarchand Gehlot and Ramdas Athawale.

Published: 23rd February 2018 08:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2018 08:28 PM   |  A+A-

IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is among those whose term ends. (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission today announced polls to 57 Rajya Sabha seats from 16 states which are falling vacant on April 2.

The members, whose terms are ending, include union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dharmendra Pradhan, J P Nadda, Thaawarchand Gehlot and Ramdas Athawale.

Besides the biennial elections, the EC also announced bypoll to a Rajya Sabha seat from Kerala after M P Veerendra Kumar resigned in December.

His term was to end in April, 2022.

The voting will take place on March 23, the EC said.

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