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The Rajya Sabha (meaning the "Council of States") is the upper house of the Parliament of India.

Membership

Membership is limited to 250 members, 12 of whom are chosen by the President of India for their expertise in specific fields of art, literature, science, and social services. These members are known as nominated members. The remainder of the body is elected by state and territorial legislatures.

Terms

Terms of office are for six years, with one third of the members facing re-election every two years.

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