The Rajya Sabha (meaning the "Council of States") is the upper house of the Parliament of India. West Bengal elects 16 seats and they are indirectly elected by the state legislators of West Bengal. 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. Elections within the state legislatures are held using Single transferable vote with proportional representation.[1]

Current members

Keys:   AITC (13)   INC (2)   CPI(M) (1)

No Name[2] Party affiliation Date of
Appointment[3]
Date of
Retirement[3]
1 Dola Sen All India Trinamool Congress 19-Aug-2017 18-Aug-2023
2 Subrata Bakshi All India Trinamool Congress 03-Apr-2020 02-Apr-2026
3 Mausam Noor All India Trinamool Congress 03-Apr-2020 02-Apr-2026
4 Santunu Sen All India Trinamool Congress 03-Apr-2018 02-Apr-2024
5 Abir Biswas All India Trinamool Congress 03-Apr-2018 02-Apr-2024
6 Subhasish Chakraborty All India Trinamool Congress 03-Apr-2018 02-Apr-2024
7 Nadimul Haque All India Trinamool Congress 03-Apr-2018 02-Apr-2024
8 Derek O'Brien All India Trinamool Congress 19-Aug-2017 18-Aug-2023
9 Shanta Chhetri All India Trinamool Congress 19-Aug-2017 18-Aug-2023
10 Sukhendu Shekhar Roy All India Trinamool Congress 19-Aug-2017 18-Aug-2023
11 Jawhar Sircar All India Trinamool Congress 09-Aug-2021 02-Apr-2026
12 Sushmita Dev All India Trinamool Congress 04-Oct-2021 18-Aug-2023
13 Luizinho Faleiro All India Trinamool Congress 03-Apr-2020 02-Apr-2026
14 Abhishek Singhvi Indian National Congress 03-Apr-2018 02-Apr-2024
15 Pradip Bhattacharya Indian National Congress 19-Aug-2017 18-Aug-2023
16 Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist) 03-Apr-2020 02-Apr-2026

Alphabetical list of all Rajya Sabha members from West Bengal state

Alphabetical list by last name[4]

The list is incomplete.

Name (alphabetical last name) Party Date of appointment Date of retirement Term Notes
Sheikh Khabir Uddin Ahmed CPM 03/04/2002 02/04/2008 1
Mohammed Amin CPM 03/04/1988 02/04/1994 1
Mohammed Amin CPM 17/05/2007 18/08/2011 1
Subrata Bakshi AITC 03/04/2020 02/04/2026 1 *
Debabrata Bandyopadhyay AITC 19/08/2011 18/08/2017 1
Ritabrata Banerjee CPM 03/04/2014 02/04/2020 1 [5]
Satyapriya Banerjee AIFB 03/04/1952 02/04/1956 1
Satyapriya Banerjee AIFB 03/04/1956 02/04/1960 2 23/03/1957
Chitta Basu AIFB 03/04/1966 02/04/1972 1
Chitta Basu AIFB 02/12/1985 02/04/1990 2 res 27/11/1989
Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya CPM 03/04/2020 02/04/2026 1 *
Pradip Bhattacharya INC 19/08/2011 18/08/2017 1
Pradip Bhattacharya INC 19/08/2017 18/08/2023 2 *
Manas Bhunia AITC 19/08/2017 18/08/2023 1 res 2021
Abir Biswas AITC 03/04/2018 02/04/2024 1 *
Charu Chandra Biswas INC 03/04/1952 02/04/1954 1
Charu Chandra Biswas INC 03/04/1954 02/04/1960 1
Debabrata Biswas AIFB 03/04/1990 02/04/1996 1
Debabrata Biswas AIFB 03/04/1996 02/04/2002 2
Debabrata Biswas AIFB 03/04/2002 02/04/2008 3
Debabrata Biswas AIFB 03/04/2008 02/04/2014 4 Resign 23/09/2008
Srinjoy Bose AITC 19/08/2011 18/08/2017 1 Resign 05/02/2015
Swapan Sadhan Bose AITC 19/08/2005 18/08/2011 1
Derek O Brien AITC 19/08/2011 18/08/2017 1
Derek O Brien AITC 19/08/2017 18/08/2023 2 *
Mithun Chakraborty AITC 03/04/2014 02/04/2020 1 Resign 26/12/2016
Subhasish Chakraborty AITC 03/04/2018 02/04/2024 1 *
Prasanta Chatterjee CPM 03/04/2002 02/04/2008 1
Prasanta Chatterjee CPM 03/04/2008 02/04/2014 2
Tridib Chaudhuri RSP 10/07/1987 10/07/1993 1
Tridib Chaudhuri RSP 10/07/1993 10/07/1999 2 Death 21/12/1997
Shanta Chhetri AITC 19/08/2017 18/08/2023 1 *
Jogen Chowdhury AITC 03/04/2014 02/04/2020 1
Biplab Dasgupta CPM 03/04/1984 02/04/2000 [6] 1
Biplab Dasgupta CPM 03/04/2000 02/04/2006 2 Death 17/07/2005
Gurudas Dasgupta CPI 12/03/1985 02/04/1988 1
Gurudas Dasgupta CPI 03/04/1988 02/04/1994 2
Gurudas Dasgupta CPI 03/04/1994 02/04/2000 [6] 3
Sushmita Dev AITC 27/09/2021 18/08/2023 1 * bye 2021 [7]
Rajpat Singh Doogar INC 03/04/1952 02/04/1954 1
Rajpat Singh Doogar INC 03/04/1954 02/04/1960 2
Rajpat Singh Doogar INC 03/04/1960 02/04/1966 3
Rajpat Singh Doogar INC 03/04/1966 02/04/1972 4
Luizinho Faleiro AITC 29/11/2021 02/04/2026 1 * bye 2021 [8]
Arpita Ghosh AITC 03/04/2020 02/04/2026 1 res 2021 [9]
Debaprasad Ghosh JS 03/04/1952 02/04/1954 1
Kunal Kumar Ghosh AITC 03/04/2012 02/04/2018 1
Ram Narayan Goswami CPM 22/10/1986 09/07/1987 1
Ram Narayan Goswami CPM 10/07/1987 09/07/1993 2
Ram Narayan Goswami CPM 19/08/1993 18/08/1999 3
Phulrenu Guha INC 03/04/1964 02/04/1970 1
Bhupesh Gupta CPI 03/04/1952 02/04/1958 1
Bhupesh Gupta CPI 03/04/1958 02/04/1964 2
Bhupesh Gupta CPI 03/04/1964 02/04/1970 3
Bhupesh Gupta CPI 03/04/1970 02/04/1976 4
Bhupesh Gupta CPI 03/04/1976 02/04/1982 5 Death 06/08/1981
Manish Gupta AITC 02/03/2017 02/04/2020 1 Bye-ele. RS 2017
Vivek Gupta AITC 03/04/2012 02/04/2018 1
T. S. Gurung CPM 03/04/1986 02/04/1992 1 Death 13/01/1989
Moinul Hassan CPM 03/04/2006 02/04/2012 1
Md. Nadimul Haque AITC 03/04/2012 02/04/2018 1
Md. Nadimul Haque AITC 03/04/2018 02/04/2024 2 *
Ahmed Hassan Imran AITC 03/04/2014 02/04/2020 1
Brinda Karat CPM 19/08/2005 19/08/2011 1
Mehr Chand Khanna INC 15/12/1956 26/02/1962 2 RS-DL 1955-56 Ele 3-LS New Delhi
Sarla Maheshwari CPM 03/04/1990 02/04/1996 1
Sarla Maheshwari CPM 19/08/1999 19/08/2005 2
Abha Maiti INC 03/04/1960 02/04/1966 1 04/03/1962 Ele WB Assembly
Ashok Mitra CPM 19/08/1993 18/08/1999 1
Pranab Mukherjee INC 10/07/1969 09/07/1975 1
Pranab Mukherjee INC 19/08/1999 13/05/2004 5 resigned Elected to LS
Samar Mukherjee CPM 29/12/1986 09/07/1987 1
Samar Mukherjee CPM 10/07/1987 09/07/1993 2
Barun Mukherji AIFB 03/04/2006 02/04/2012 1 Res 05/06/2008
Barun Mukherji AIFB 01/11/2008 02/04/2014 2 r of Biswas
Mausam Noor AITC 03/04/2020 02/04/2026 1 *
Ananda Pathak CPM 13/07/1977 02/04/1978 1
Ananda Pathak CPM 03/04/1978 02/04/1984 2 09/01/1980
Saman Pathak CPM 03/04/2006 02/04/2012 1
Bharati Ray CPM 03/04/1996 02/04/2002 1
Abani Roy RSP 24/03/1998 18/08/1999 1
Abani Roy RSP 19/08/1999 18/08/2005 2
Abani Roy RSP 19/08/2005 18/08/2011 3
Mukul Roy AITC 03/04/2006 02/04/2012 1
Mukul Roy AITC 03/04/2012 02/04/2018 2 Res 11/10/2017
Sukhendu Sekhar Roy AITC 19/08/2011 18/08/2017 1
Sukhendu Sekhar Roy AITC 19/08/2017 18/08/2023 2 *
Tarini Kanta Roy CPM 03/04/2002 02/04/2008 1
Tarini Kanta Roy CPM 03/04/2008 02/04/2014 2
Ashoke Kumar Sen JD 03/04/1990 02/04/1996 1
Dola Sen AITC 14/03/2015 18/08/2017 1 Bye 2015
Dola Sen AITC 19/08/2017 18/08/2023 2 *
Santunu Sen AITC 03/04/2018 02/04/2024 1 *
Tapan Kumar Sen CPM 03/04/2006 02/04/2012 1
Tapan Kumar Sen CPM 03/04/2012 02/04/2018 2
Arjun Kumar Sengupta IND. 19/08/2005 18/08/2011 1 Death 26/09/2010
Kanwar Deep Singh AITC 03/04/2014 02/04/2020 2 JH 2010-14
R.C.Singh CPI 25/06/2008 02/04/2012 1 res of Mukherji
Abhishek Singhvi INC 03/04/2018 02/04/2024 3 * RJ 2006-09, 2012–18
Jawhar Sircar AITC 03/08/2021 02/04/2026 1 * bye 2021 [10]
Dinesh Trivedi AITC 03/04/2002 02/04/2008 2 GUJ 1990-96
Dinesh Trivedi AITC 03/04/2020 02/04/2026 3 res 2021 [11]
Sitaram Yechury CPM 19/08/2005 18/08/2011 1
Sitaram Yechury CPM 19/08/2011 18/08/2017 2

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