By-poll dates for Rajya Sabha announced in Assam: ECI

After speaker Biswajit Daimary resigned from the membership of the upper house of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha seat became vacant.

Sources said the BJP will field Union Minister and former CM Sarbananda Sonowal from the Assam seat as he is still not an MP.

Issue of notification

The issue of notification will be on September 15, 2021, while the last date till candidates can file their nominations is the month of September. The press release by the Election Commission revealed that the Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to hold six bye-elections in six states which include Assam.

ECI

According to the press note of ECI, “poll would be held in two seats in Tamil Nadu and one each in West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra, Puducherry, and Madhya Pradesh.”

Last date for withdrawal

On September 27, the polls to all these seven seats will take place while the counting will be held on the same day the by-poll would be held which is October 04.

The Election Commission has said that polls shall be complete by October 6, 2021.

Statements made by ECI

The ECI said in its order that all “broad guidelines of COVID-19” have to be followed during the election process that is from the time of issue of notification to the counting of votes.

Rajya-Sabha

Last year working President of Bodoland Front (BPF) and RajyaSabha MP Biswajit Daimary resigned from the party post.

“Having been a member of the BPF from the date of the party’s inception, it is now time for me to move on,” said Daimary in his resignation letter to party president Hagrama Mohilary. “While my aim and purpose remain the same it has always been from the very beginning to serve the people of my State and country. I think I am unable to do this anymore within this party,” Daimary said, adding that there is a possibility that he might join the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party).

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