The Rajya Sabha (meaning the "Council of States") is the upper house of the Parliament of India. Telangana elects 7 seats and they are indirectly elected by the state legislators of Telangana. The number of seats allocated to the party, are determined by the number of seats a party possesses during nomination and the party nominates a member to be voted on. After the Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, members were allotted to Telangana state for the first time by lucky draw.[1]

Current Members

No Name[2] Party Term start[3] Term end[3]
1 B. Parthasaradhi Reddy TRS 22-Jun-2022 21-Jun-2028
2 D. Damodar Rao TRS 22-Jun-2022 21-Jun-2028
3 K. Keshava Rao TRS 10-Apr-2020 09-Apr-2026
4 K. R. Suresh Reddy TRS 10-Apr-2020 09-Apr-2026
5 Vaddiraju Ravichandra TRS 03-Apr-2018 02-Apr-2024
6 B. Lingaiah Yadav TRS 03-Apr-2018 02-Apr-2024
7 Joginapally Santosh Kumar TRS 03-Apr-2018 02-Apr-2024

Members Bifurcated From Andhra Pradesh

Before the bifurcation of states, the combined state of Andhra Pradesh used to represent 18 seats to Rajya Sabha. Post bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh seats were changed to 11 and Telangana has had 7 seats since then. On 30 May 2014, draw was conducted amongst the existing 18 members to select the 7 members of Telangana. In the draw, 3 members of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and 4 members of Indian National Congress (INC) were selected.[1]

Name Party Term start Term end Term Notes
B. Parthasaradhi Reddy TRS 22-Jun-2022 21-Jun-2028
D. Damodar Rao TRS 22-Jun-2022 21-Jun-2028
Vaddiraju Ravichandra TRS 30-May-2022 02-Apr-2024 bye - res of Banda Prakash
K. Keshava Rao TRS 10-Apr-2020 09-Apr-2026
K. R. Suresh Reddy TRS 10-Apr-2020 09-Apr-2026
Banda Prakash TRS 03-Apr-2018 02-Apr-2024 elected to Telangana Legislative Council on 04-Dec-2021
B. Lingaiah Yadav TRS 03-Apr-2018 02-Apr-2024
Joginapally Santosh Kumar TRS 03-Apr-2018 02-Apr-2024
V. Lakshmikantha Rao TRS 22-Jun-2016 21-Jun-2022
D. Srinivas TRS 22-Jun-2016 21-Jun-2022
Garikapati Mohan Rao BJP 10-Apr-2014 09-Apr-2020 merged with BJP on 20-Jun-2019[4]
K. V. P. Ramachandra Rao INC 10-Apr-2014 09-Apr-2020
Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar INC 03-Apr-2012 02-Apr-2018
Palvai Govardhan Reddy INC 03-Apr-2012 02-Apr-2018 expired on 09-Jun-2017
C. M. Ramesh TDP 03-Apr-2012 02-Apr-2018
V. Hanumantha Rao INC 22-Jun-2010 21-Jun-2016
Gundu Sudha Rani TDP 22-Jun-2010 21-Jun-2016

References

  1. ^ a b "Draw of lots decides Rajya Sabha members for Telangana, Andhra". The Hindu. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Statewise List". 164.100.47.5. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Statewise Retirement". 164.100.47.5. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  4. ^ "4 TDP Rajya Sabha members join BJP". The Hindu. 20 June 2019.