New Delhi, The Congress is set to lose its strength in the Rajya Sabha as 55 seats go to the polls next month and hectic lobbying has begun within the party for nominations.
The Congress has 46 seats in the Upper House and is likely to retain only 13 seats of the total. The party is going to get two seats each in MP, Chhatisgarh and Rajasthan, while one each in Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra. The party is eyeing one seat each in Bengal, Bihar, Tamil Nadu with the help of allies while another seat in Maharashtra.
The current strength of UPA is 62 while NDA is 114.
The Congress is weighing options to send Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to the Upper House through the elections to be held in April this year. If sources are to be believed, the party General Secretary is likely to be sent in the Rajya Sabha from Chhatisgarh.
While more young leaders are also considered for a slot in the Upper House, including Jyotiraditya Scindia, who lost his seat from Guna in the general elections, top Rahul Gandhi aides Milind Deora and Rajiv Satavin could find place from Maharashtra, while Jitin Prasada may be inducted from Bihar, a seat which RJD could concede to the Congress...