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BJP unlikely to get Rajya Sabha majority by next year

Despite securing victories in the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may face challenges in bolstering its strength in the Rajya Sabha enough to achieve a majority by next year, PTI reports.

In the upcoming year, 69 Rajya Sabha seats, including 56 in April preceding the Lok Sabha elections, will become vacant. Currently, the BJP holds 94 seats, making it the single-largest party, followed by Congress with 30 seats and Trinamool Congress with 13 seats in the Upper House of Parliament.

Although the BJP is expected to retain 30 seats, the Congress will maintain its seats and gain an additional two from Telangana, secured in the recent assembly polls.