EC proclaims bypolls to RS seats in Bengal, Kerala on Nov 29

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The Election Commision Sunday introduced bypolls to 1 Rajya Sabha seat every in West Bengal and Kerala on November 29.

The bypolls have been necessitated by the resignation of Trinamool Congress’s Arpita Ghosh and Kerala Congress (M) chief Jose Okay Mani from the Rajya Sabha earlier this 12 months.

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Ghosh had resigned in September. Her time period was to finish in April 2026. Mani had stop in January. His time period would have led to July 2024.

The ballot notification will probably be issued on November 9, the ballot panel mentioned in a press release. The counting of votes, as per follow, will probably be held an hour after voting concludes at four pm on November 29.

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During the Covid-19 second wave, the EC had determined to place off the Kerala Rajya Sabha bypoll until the state of affairs improved.

The fee additionally introduced biennial elections to 6 Legislative Council seats in Telangana and three in Andhra Pradesh on November 29.

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The Telangana seats fell vacant in June and the Andhra Pradesh seats in May following the retirement of members.

These seats, too, have been imagined to go to polls within the midst of the second wave, in May, however have been postpone.

The EC additionally introduced a bypoll to a Legislative Council seat in Maharashtra that fell vacant after the dying of member Sharad Namdeo Ranpise in September. This bypoll, too, will probably be held on November 29.

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