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Rajyasabha was formed on 3rd April 1952 and held its first session on 13th May 1952.
The Hindi name of Rajyasabha was adopted by the Council of States on 23rd August 1954
Rajyasabha is the Upper house of parliament.
It is called Council of states.
Rajyasabha is a permanent body and is not subjected to dissolution.
One-third members of Rajyasabha retire every two years.
The term of the office of a member of Rajyasabha is 6 years.
The maximum strength of the Rajyasabha is fixed at 250 (238 elected and 12 nominated).
The members of Rajyasabha are elected by the members of the State Legislative Assemblies.
Uttarpradesh has the largest representation in the Rajyasabha.
Representation of states in the Rajyasabha varies in accordance with the population of the states.
Fourth schedule deals with the allocation of seats in the Rajyasabha to the states and union territories
Vice President is the Chairman of Rajyasabha.
Father of Rajyasabha – Dr S Radhakrishnan
First Chairman of Rajyasabha - Dr S Radhakrishnan
First Deputy Chairman of Rajyasabha – S V Krishnamoorthy Rao
First women Deputy Chairman of Rajyasabha – Violet Alva
First Malayalee to be nominated to the Rajyasabha – Sardar K M Panicker
First Malayalee women to become a member of Rajyasabha – Lekshmi N Menon
First film actress to be nominated to the Rajyasabha – Nargis Dutt
First opposition leader of Rajyasabha – S N Mishra
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