Repercussion Of Maharashtra And Haryana Elections Results In 2020-22 Rajya Sabha Re-Elections For BJP And Congress
Poorer than expected performance in Haryana and Maharashtra could disturb the Rajya Sabha strength of NDA especially after the losses in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan in 2018. But the silver lining in the dark sky is that the loss for BJP+ShivSena combine would be marginal.
Total number of Rajya Sabha seats in Maharashtra and Haryana
Together these seats send 24 MPs (Maharashtra 19 + Haryana 5)to Rajya Sabha.
From Haryana, the Indian National Congress has only MP but the Bhartiya Janata Party has 3 MPs. Subash Chandra of Zee group is the only independent Rajya Sabha MP from Haryana. It is to be noted that he is backed by BJP.
In Maharashtra, the Congress and Nationality Congress Party combine have 7 Rajya Sabha MPs, while the National Democratic Alliance has 11 MPs.
Upcoming Rajya Sabha elections
Haryana would elect its Rajya Sabha MPs in 2020 and 2022. Two MPs would be elected in each election. Maharashtra will elect 7 Rajya Sabha MPs in 2020 and another six in 2022. The remaining seats in both the states would go to poll in 2024.
BJP prospects in coming Rajya Sabha elections
Out of the 13 Rajya Sabha seats that would go for election in 2020 and 2022 in Maharashtra, NDA would get 7 seats and the Congress+NCP would bag 5.
In Haryana Rajya Sabha elections of 2020 and 2022, the Congress could get only one MP. Poor show in Maharashtra and Haryana will cost BJP in the coming Rajya Sabha elections.