Bypoll to the Rajya Sabha seat from West Bengal vacated by Dinesh Trivedi earlier this 12 months shall be held on August 9, the Election (*9*) mentioned on Friday.
Then a Trinamool Congress member, Mr Trivedi had introduced his resignation from Rajya Sabha on February 12, saying he feels suffocated within the House as he’s unable to do something for the violence occurring in West Bengal. He is now with the BJP.
Mr Trivedi’s time period was to finish in April, 2026.
The (*9*) mentioned the notification for the bypoll can be issued on July 22 and ballot can be held on August 9. The counting for Rajya Sabha polls is held on the identical day after polling ends.
The (*9*) reiterated that Covid applicable habits ought to be following throughout the bypoll.
In May this 12 months, the Election (*9*) had deferred sure proposed bypolls to Lok Sabha and meeting seats in view of the prevailing coronavirus scenario within the nation.
Also in May, it had deferred legislative council polls in a complete of 9 seats in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana because of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
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