Incumbent Vice-President Hamid Ansari’s term will end on August 10. It is unlikely he will be elected for a third term despite the Opposition enjoying a majority in the Upper House. In the 243-member Rajya Sabha, the BJP as of now has 56 members, while the Congress with 59 is the single largest party. With its recent gains in the assembly polls, the BJP is set to emerge as the single largest party in the Rajya Sabha next year, taking the NDA’s tally close to 100. It would, however, still be short of a majority in the upper house.