51 RS MP including K Bhabananda of Manipur to be retired in April; 11 hardcore members on the race for the post of President of BJP Manipur Pradesh  

 51 RS MP including K Bhabananda of Manipur to be retired in April; 11 hardcore members on the race for the post of President of BJP Manipur Pradesh  

Written By: / Friday, 07 February 2020 17:47

IT News

Imphal, Feb 7

Fifty-one Rajya Saha MPs from various states of the country including K. Bhabananda of Manipur will retire with the completion of their tenure in April this year. 

As for the state of Manipur, K. Bhabananda besides being a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha still is the President of the BJP Manipur Pradesh and rumours are around about his possible return to the Rajya Sabha seat. But source from the BJP said that K. Bhabananda’s tenure for staying as President of the BJP Manipur Pradesh too have expired and the center may take a decision for appointment of a new President of the BJP Manipur Pradesh after the general Assembly Election of New Delhi which will be held on February 8, 2020, and completed on February 22. 

At least eleven aspirants of the post from among the BJP hardcore workers including a Minister and the present president are lobbying the central leadership of the BJP, a source said. But one cannot predict or speculate on who will be chosen for the top post for BJP in Manipur as the political theatre in Manipur is extraordinarily different from other state and BJP central leadership may choose anyone, no matter they apply or lobby for the post as the BJP’s main agenda is to strengthen the party organization.   

Among the 51 members of Rajya Sabha who will be retiring in April 2020 includes Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh, veteran NCP leader Sharad Pawar and Union Minister of State for Social Welfare Ramdas Athawale.

While seven Rajya Sabha seats from Maharashtra will be vacated, six members from Tamil Nadu will be retired. Moreover, 5 seats each from West Bengal and Bihar, four each from Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, three each from Rajasthan, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh and two each from Telangana, Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh will be vacated.

One member each will retire from Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur.

 The maximum strength of the Rajya Sabha is 245. While 233 are representatives of the states and union territories, 12 are nominated by the President.

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