BJP remarkably crosses 300-mark, rewrites history
The Rajya Sabha has 245 MPs, of which 241 are elected and four are nominated.
For the first time since 1971, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made a historic mandate after the 2019 Lok Sabha election results. As the party had crossed the 300-mark. The BJP in 2014 had scored 282 seats, Narendra Modi, five years later, has led the party to an even larger tally of 302 seats, 30 more than the majority mark of 272.
The Congress had told before the elections that, if the saffron party returned to power, the constitutional structure of the country will change forever. They said that, Institutional autonomy will be destroyed and there will be no election in future.
The Rajya Sabha has 245 MPs, of which 241 are elected and four are nominated. At present, the BJP and its allies have 102 members in the Rajya Sabha 20 seats short of a simple majority.
In next four years, several states such as, Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab will be going to polls. According to the results, there might be an impact in the numbers of the Rajya Sabha.
At the same time, if the BJP comes to power in West Bengal in 2021, it could yield Rajya Sabha seats of six states.
But this is just simple arithmetical speculation, but politics, as we have seen and known, does not always follow speculation.