Prelims 505

Consider the following statements regarding Rajya Sabha elections:
1. There is no model code of conduct for the elections of Rajya Sabha.
2. All the members of a state legislative assembly take part in voting.
3. All the states have equal representation in Rajya Sabha.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1 only
1 and 2
2 and 3
1, 2 and 3
Explanation :
There is no concept of model code of conduct for Rajya Sabha elections. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
The representatives of states in the Rajya Sabha are elected by the elected members of state legislative Assemblies (not nominated members). Hence, statement 2 is wrong. The election is held with the system of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote. The seats are allotted to the states on the basis of population; hence states have varying representation in Rajya Sabha. Out of seven UTs, only two (Delhi and Pondicherry) have representation in Rajya Sabha.
States do not have equal representation in Rajya Sabha. Hence, statement 3 is wrong.