The Election Commission announced June 10 as date of polling for 57 Rajya Sabha seats in 15 seats – Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and Haryana.
The term of office for these MPs expires between June 21 and August 1.
Some of the prominent names set to retire are Union ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman, as well as senior Congress leaders Kapil Sibbal and P Chidambaram.
Naqvi, the minister for minority affairs, is an MP from Jharkhand, while commerce minister Goyal and former home minister Chidambaram represent Maharashtra.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman represents Karnataka.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut is also on the list, as is the Congress’ Jairam Ramesh. Raut also represents Maharashtra and Ramesh was nominated from Karnataka.