Congress at present introduced 10 candidates for Rajya Sabha elections which shall be held for 57 seats throughout 15 states on June 10. The record contains distinguished Congress leaders like P Chidambaram, Mukul Wasnik, Ajay Maken and Rajeev Shukla.
Earlier at present, the BJP launched a listing of 16 candidates for the Rajya Sabha polls, fielding Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman from Maharashtra and Karnataka respectively.
Of the 16 candidates, six are from Uttar Pradesh.
Elections shall be held on June 10 to fill 57 Rajya Sabha seats from 15 states falling vacant because of the retirement of members on completely different dates between June and August. The final date for submitting nominations is Could 31.