The scheduled draw of lots for allotment of members in the Rajya Sabha to the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, which would come into being formally on June 2, 2014 has been deferred till Friday following requests from members of the State.

The First Schedule of The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 lays down the formula for allotment of 18 seats from the existing State to the new States. Under this formula 11 seats are allotted to State of Andhra Pradesh and seven to Telangana.

However, since the term of a Rajya Sabha member is for six years and all members were elected from the united State of Andhra Pradesh the Schedule lists the basis on which the allotment would take place till the retirement of the last batch of members elected.

It says that of the five sitting members whose term of office has expired on April 9 — T. Subbarami Reddy, Nandi Yellaiah, Mohammed Ali Khan, T. Ratna Bai and K.V.P. Ramachandra Rao — such two the Chairman of the Council of States may determine by draw lots to have been elected to fill two of the seven seats allotted to the State of Telangana and the other three sitting members shall be deemed to have been elected to fill three of the eleven seats allotted to the State of Andhra Pradesh.

The Congress stands to loose most of the members from the State as it has no numbers in either state to get any of its candidates elected to the Upper House.

The schedule says that of the six sitting members whose term of office will expire in June, 2016 — Jesudasu Seelam, Jairam Ramesh, N. Janardhana Reddy, V. Hanumantha Rao, Gundu Sudharani and Y.S. Chowdary — such two as the Chairman of the Council of States may determine by drawing lots shall be deemed to have been elected to fill two of the seats allotted to the State of Telangana and the other four sitting members shall be deemed to have been elected to fill four of the seats allotted to the State of Andhra Pradesh. With the demise of Janardhana Reddy a casual vacancy has arisen and the Chairman shall take a call on to which State would be eligible to fill it.

It says that of the six sitting Members representing the State of Andhra Pradesh whose term will expire in April, 2018 —Ananda Baskar Rapolu, K. Chiranjeevi, Palvai Govardhana Reddy, Renuka Chowdhury, T. Devender Goud and C.M. Ramesh — such three as the Chairman of the Council of States may determine by drawing lots shall be deemed to have been elected to fill three of the seats allotted to the State of Telangana and the other three sitting members shall be deemed to have been elected to fill the three of the seats allotted to the State of Andhra Pradesh.

The term of one seat which expired in April and has become vacant due to resignation Nandamuri Harikrishna shall be allotted to the State of Andhra Pradesh.