The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday announced the schedule for the by-election for the six casual vacancies in the Rajya Sabha. The states for which the by-polls have been announced are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, and Madhya Pradesh.
The ECI said that the issue of notification will be on September 15, 2021, while the last date till candidates can file their nominations is September 22.
The by-polls will be conducted for 6 seats – one each in West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and two seats in Tamil Nadu. Voting will be held on October 4.
Election Commission of India to hold Rajya Sabha bypolls for six seats – one each in West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh & two seats in Tamil Nadu on October 4
Bypolls for an Assembly Council seat in Bihar to be held on October 4 pic.twitter.com/wj2AU0l7yv
— ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2021
The last date for withdrawal of the candidature is September 27.
The counting of votes will be done on the election day, October 4.
The ECI said the polls will be complete by October 6.
By-polls for an assembly council seat in Bihar, and biennial election to an RS seat from Puducherry, which fell vacant due to the retirement of sitting MP N Gokulakrishnan, are also scheduled on October 4.