Bye Elections to the Council of States from various States

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Bye Elections to the Council of States from various States

By PIB Delhi

  There are six casual vacancies in the Council of States from various States as per details below: –

StateName of MemberCause of vacancyDate of vacancyTerm Up to
West BengalSh. Manas Ranjan BhuniaResignation06.05.202118.08.2023
AssamSh. Biswajit DaimaryResignation10.05.202109.04.2026
Tamil NaduThiru. K.P. MunusamyResignation07.05.202102.04.2026
Tamil NaduThiru. R. VaithilingamResignation07.05.202129.06.2022
MaharashtraSh. Rajeev Shankarrao SatavDeath16.05.202102.04.2026
Madhya PradeshSh. Thaawarchand GehlotResignation07.07.202102.04.2024

                  The Commission has decided to hold six bye-elections to the Council of States from above mentioned States to fill up the above said vacancies in accordance with the following schedule: –

S. NoEventsDates
 Issue of Notifications15th September,  2021 (Wednesday)
 Last date of making nominations22nd September,  2021 (Wednesday)
 Scrutiny of nominations23rd September,  2021 (Thursday)
 Last date for withdrawal of candidatures27th September,  2021 (Monday)
 Date of Poll04th October, 2021 (Monday)
 Hours of Poll09:00am – 04:00pm
 Counting of Votes04th October, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00pm
 Date before which election shall be completed06th October, 2021 (Wednesday)

Broad Guidelines of Covid-19 as already issued by ECI as well as the recent guidelines issued by ECI as contained in para 13 of Press Note dated 04.09.2021 available at link to be followed, wherever applicable, during entire election process for all persons.

The Chief Secretaries of States concerned are being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election.

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