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  The Telegraph - Calcutta : Opinion
The Representation of the People Act, 1950, had laid down a specific condition concerning eligibility for election to the Rajya Sabha: to be a member of the house from a state, one must be ordinarily resident in the state.
In drawing the blueprint of the Rajya Sabha as a second chamber, the model the authors of our Constitution broadly followed was that of the Senate in the United States of America.
It is, in their view, an excellent thing that a member of the Rajya Sabha elected from a particular state need not at all belong to that state and could hail from any part of the country.
www.telegraphindia.com /1060929/asp/opinion/story_6740951.asp   (1182 words)

  Rajya Sabha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rajya Sabha (House of States) is the upper house of the federal parliament of India.
The Rajya Sabha meets in continuous session and, unlike the lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, is not subject to dissolution.
The Vice-President of India (currently, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat) is the ex officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rajya_Sabha   (227 words)

 Lok Sabha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Members of the Lok Sabha are direct representatives of the people of India as they are directly elected by the electorate consisting of all adult citizens of India.
The membership of Lok Sabha is distributed among the states and union territories so as to ensure proper representation of the population of the states.
The members of the Lok Sabha elect a Speaker of Lok Sabha who is responsible for the conduct of business of the body, and also a Deputy Speaker to preside during the Speaker's absence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lok_Sabha   (347 words)

 Review on Rajya Sabha by india_is_great - MouthShut.com
Sometimes a seat in Rajya Sabha is given to persons who provide funds for the party or who bring votes for the party for e.g.
Rajya Sabha is a complete waste of time where all the matters that are already discussed in the Lok Sabha are discussed again.
Earlier to become a member of Rajya Sabha there was a rule that you have to belong to a particular state to represent it for e.g.
www.mouthshut.com /review/Rajya_Sabha-104779-1.html   (792 words)

The particular scope of activities of the Rajya Sabha is to preserve the interests of the constituent parts of the Indian Union whilst respecting national interest.
The number of seats in the Rajya Sabha to which the States and territories of the Indian Union have a right is calculated according to a system proportional to their population.
Finance act bills, initially examined by the Lok Sabha, are passed on to the Rajya Sabha, which must return them within 14 days of their transmission, possibly together with recommendations for amendment.
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 The Hindu : Kerala / Alappuzha News : `Consider Dalit candidate for Rajya Sabha poll'
The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) general secretary Kodikkunil Suresh has said that the vacant seat to the Rajya Sabha from the State should be given to a Dalit leader from the Congress.
The Congress and the CPI(M) had not sent any Dalit MP to the Rajya Sabha from the State after the late Congress leader T.K.C. Vaduthala and P.K. Kunjachan of the CPI(M), Mr.
Rajya Sabha has become an unreachable destination for Dalits as there is no reservation.
www.hinduonnet.com /2004/12/19/stories/2004121903000300.htm   (357 words)

 ipedia.com: Lok Sabha Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Lok Sabha is the lower House of India 's parliament.
The age qualification for membership of the Lok Sabha is twenty-five years.
The members of the Lok Sabha elect a Speaker who is responsible for the conduct of business of the body, and also a Deputy Speaker to preside during the Speaker's absence.
www.ipedia.com /lok_sabha.html   (311 words)

 Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha of India, Lok Sabha of India, India File - Parliament of India - India Finance & ...
The memebers of Lok Sabha are elected directly by all eligible voters and sits for 5 years unless dissolved earlier.
Elections to the Rajya Sabha are indirect; members are elected by the elected members of Legislative Assemblies of the concerned states.
The Rajya Sabha is not subject to dissolution, one third of its members retire every second year.
finance.indiamart.com /government_india/parliament_india.html   (498 words)

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NEW DELHI: The Vajpayee Government is all set to lose in the voting to be held in the Rajya Sabha after a discussion on Monday on an Opposition-sponsored motion for resignation of the three Babri Mosque demolition-tainted Ministers as the ruling combine of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is 32 seats short of a majority.
As the BJP leaders point out, there is no provision for a no-confidence motion against the Government in the Rajya Sabha and as such the Opposition resolution cannot be deemed to be such a motion to censure the government, forcing its removal from power.
The NDA has already asked all its constituents to issue a whip to their members to remain present in the Rajya Sabha in full strength to vote against the resolution that may be put to vote on Tuesday or even late Monday evening if the debate concludes early.
www.angelfire.com /in/jalnews/17121.html   (418 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News
NEW DELHI, NOV 24—The diqualification of Barjinder Singh Hamdard, an Independent member of the Rajya Sabha from Punjab, is delicately balanced as the matter is in the court of Union External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh in his capacity as the Leader of the House of Elders.
Several friends of Mr Hamdard in the Rajya Sabha had pleaded with him on the telephone during the monsoon session of Parliament in August to be present for at least a day or two so as not to face the ignominy of disqualification.
Even as the number of Rajya Sabha aspirants in the SAD is swelling by the day, the Congress is understandably nonchalant as it is nowhere in the reckoning.
www.tribuneindia.com /2000/20001125/main4.htm   (761 words)

 Tags - Rajya Sabha - Instablogs Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Indian Prime Minister, who is a member of Rajya Sbha from Assam, needs to be re-elected for the parliament before June 14, as his present term will be ended on June 14 this year.
Rajya Sabha women MPs stalled the proceedings on the last day of the Winter Session on Tuesday in a protest against the Government's failure to re-introduce a Bill that would provide reservation to women in Parliament and State legislatures.
The prestigious 152 hours of 14th Lok Sabha has already gone in vain so far, and remaining hours are in the pipeline to be spoiled.
www.instablogs.com /tags/rajya-sabha   (621 words)

 Indian Express: Bring in the Rajya Sabha
The powers that be are reluctant to convene a session of the Rajya Sabha till the Lok Sabha is constituted.
Downgrading or ignoring the Rajya Sabha is against the wishes of the Constituent Assembly, which never wanted the Rajya Sabha to be bypassed.
The Rajya Sabha was convened toprovide the seal of approval.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/19990511/iex11087p.html   (1137 words)

 AllRefer.com - India - Lok Sabha - Rajya Sabha | Indian Information Resource
It is not subject to dissolution as is the Lok Sabha.
The Rajya Sabha is designed to provide stability and continuity to the legislative process.
Although considered the upper house, its authority in the legislative process is subordinate to that of the Lok Sabha.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/india/india151.html   (725 words)

 Indiantelevision dot com's Breaking News : CAS passage on 10 December, asserts Swaraj
The Rajya Sabha, where the government does not have a majority, has been a problem area for the government as far as CAS is concerned.
The Opposition Members of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha --- mainly the Communist party of India (Marxist) and the Congress Party --- had been demanding that the issue of CAS be discussed thoroughly and, preferably, be referred to a parliamentary committee for more deliberations on the issue.
The CAS issue had been listed on the agenda of the Rajya Sabha soon after Parliament reconvened for the Winter session on 18 November but could not be taken up for discussion for various reasons.
www.indiantelevision.com /headlines/y2k2/dec/dec31.htm   (475 words)

 RS entry by hook or by crook - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Rajya Sabha is equally important in the case of amendment bills.
In case of a deadlock between the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, a joint sitting of both the Houses is called to resolve the issue.
The day Singh who, according to BJP sources was rewarded with the Rajya Sabha nomination for sacrificing his Bulandshahr seat for BJP strongman and former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh, arrived in Bhubaneswar, he was immediately greeted by a demonstration in front of the State BJP headquarters by activists of a local organisation, Kalinga Sena.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/jun272004/sl1.asp   (1779 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: Moopanar not to seek re-election to Rajya Sabha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Tamil Maanila Congress President G K Moopanar on Tuesday said he had decided not to seek re-election to the Rajya Sabha the very day he had submitted his resignation since he felt his contribution to Parliament during his 15 years there was not much.
Asked about the nomination of TMC vice-president N R Abdul Khader to one of the three Rajya Sabha seats which had fallen vacant, he said Khader was picked because the state lacked representation from the minority community in Parliament.
Moopanar said he had sought the Pondicherry Rajya Sabha seat from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and offered to give the seat he himself had vacated to the DMK.
www.indiaabroad.com /news/oct/07moop.htm   (207 words)

 GN Online: Babri row shifts to Rajya Sabha
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's coalition survived a censure motion in the Lok Sabha (lower house) on Thursday, defeating an opposition bid to force out three ministers accused of complicity in the 1992 razing of a 16th-century mosque.
But the coalition has resisted such a vote in the upper house, the Rajya Sabha, where it would probably lose.
Rajya Sabha chairman Krishan Kant said the chamber would begin debate on Monday, but it was not yet clear whether it would end in a vote.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/print.asp?ArticleID=5032   (293 words)

 The Hindu : Karnataka News : Two outsiders sent to Rajya Sabha from State
Venkaiah Naidu, BJP President, having a discussion with Shakuntala Hegde and Bharath Hegde during the Rajya Sabha election in Bangalore on Monday.
The elections to the Rajya Sabha from the Legislative Assembly held today was, in short, the election of candidates from three of the four southern States — Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.
In September 1978, Indira Gandhi was elected to the Lok Sabha from Chikmagalur.
www.hinduonnet.com /2004/06/29/stories/2004062907750400.htm   (527 words)

 India Last Word By SACHIDANANDA MURTHY, Feb 23, 2003 The Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
That might have been true in the 19th century, but Rajya Sabha members in the 21st century do not want their melody queens to be absent.
Though Lata is fond of cricket and might prefer watching the World Cup to attending the Rajya Sabha, viral fever and a minor accident were cited as the causes that prevented her from coming to Parliament.
But it should not be an endless wait for the Rajya Sabha members who want the golden voice to trill in the red-carpeted Rajya Sabha chamber.
www.the-week.com /23mar09/events7.htm   (689 words)

 Editorials-Rajya Sabha Poll
Campaigning for the lone Rajya Sabha seat has never been as intense and animated as being witnessed now.
Manipur sends only one representative to the Rajya Sabha and election for this is being slated for April 8.
This shows that sending our representative to the Rajya Sabha is being taken very seriously by both the ruling front and the Opposition, unlike in the past which witnessed a low key affair.
www.manipuronline.com /Editorials/April2002/april07_5.htm   (430 words)

 The Hindu Business Line : Finance Minister's explanation in Rajya Sabha — `I had no knowledge of Nalini ...
The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Mr Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, ruled that the Opposition could not seek clarifications on the personal explanation made on the issue by the Finance Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram.
On his part, the Finance Minister told the Rajya Sabha that he had no knowledge of the Income Tax Department's move to engage his wife Ms Nalini Chidambaram as a special counsel in a case before the Madras High Court.
The Opposition members said that the Finance Minister is not a member of the Rajya Sabha and should not have been given the privilege of a personal explanation under rule 241.
www.thehindubusinessline.com /2005/08/30/stories/2005083003110900.htm   (646 words)

The Petitions addressed to the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) may either be sent direct to the Secretary-General, Rajya Sabha, Parliament House, New Delhi or may be sent after getting them countersigned by a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha).
Each petition after it has been presented or reported to the Council of the States (Rajya Sabha) shall stand  referred to the Committee on Petitions of the House.
The recommendations of the Committee on the Petition will be presented in the form of a Report to the Rajya Sabha whereafter the recommendations will receive the consideration of the appropriate Ministry of the Government of India.
rajyasabha.gov.in /comm/pet.htm   (368 words)

 The Hindu : Other States / Haryana News : Ajay Singh Chautala elected to Rajya Sabha
Chautala hailed the victory as a "reversal" of the INLD's rout in the recent Lok Sabha elections.
He said it was a "major setback" for the Congress which was "blatantly indulging in engineering defections." He thanked the Supreme Court for ratifying the Speaker's ruling by not allowing the six MLAs to vote.
Earlier, speaking to mediapersons on the Vidhan Sabha premises, he denied that the Speaker had disqualified the six MLAs under pressure from him.
www.thehindu.com /2004/06/29/stories/2004062906561100.htm   (247 words)

 rediff.com: Nanda's nomination for Rajya Sabha rejected
The nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha election of arms dealer and candidate of rebel Bharatiya Janata Party legislators, Suresh Nanda, was rejected on Monday.
Nanda's nomination papers for both the biennial elections and the by-poll have been rejected on the ground that his residential address in Uttar Pradesh, as required under laws, was found to be bogus by the Returning Officer R P Pandey, sources said.
Meanwhile, Nanda on Sunday had petitioned the Commission asking it to direct the RO not to accept his withdrawal papers on the grounds it was given under duress and intimidation by political parties.
inhome.rediff.com /news/2002/nov/11up2.htm   (312 words)

 Backdoor to the Parliament called "Rajya Sabha" :: Suniti :: Towards better governance
Posted by: manish on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:58 PM In the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections, there are many candidates who are contesting elections outside of there home states.
While making provision for Rajya Sabha, our founding fathers clearly envisioned that the Rajya Sabha would act as council of states.
Moreover, we probably need to go further and make changes so that members of the Rajya Sabha are elected directly by the people instead of the elected representatives.
www.suniti.org /news_index16.html   (282 words)

 Industrial Economist - the business magazine from South - POLITICS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Rajya Sabha is expected to provide for leaders of society who are not cut for the rigours of contesting elections to the Lok Sabha.
Jayalalithaa felt the need for this in 1998 after she suffered a total rout in the 1996 elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assembly; but her facile victory in 2001 made her complacent and neglect the basic arithmetic of alliances in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections.
The fourth one, K Malaichamy, former Lok Sabha member, was not given a seat to contest the recent elections.
www.indeconomist.com /300604_politics.html   (1984 words)

 Arjun, Fotedar set for Rajya Sabha entry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
BHOPAL, March 27: After tasting defeat in the recent Lok Sabha elections, Congress leaders are now scrambling for a Rajya Sabha berth.
Party president Sonia Gandhi has reportedly conveyed her decision to Chief Minister Digvijay Singh as the elections to the Rajya Sabha are due in May-end.
The ground for Arjun's entry into the Rajya Sabha was laid some time ago when two other losing stalwarts -- Santosh Mohan Dev and Oscar Fernandes -- were fielded for the Upper House.
www.indianexpress.com /ie/daily/19980328/08750234.html   (264 words)

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