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Biennial Elections to the Council of States to fill the seats of Members retiring April 2020

Biennial Elections to the Council of States to fill the seats of Members retiring April 2020

Election Commission

Biennial Elections to the Council of States to fill the seats of Members retiring April 2020

25 FEB 2020

The term of office of 55 members of the Rajya Sabha elected from 17 States is due to expire on their retirement in April, 2020 as detailed below:


Sl. No.
State
No. of seats
Date of retirement
  1.  
Maharashtra
7
02.04.2020

  1.  
Odisha
4
  1.  
Tamil Nadu
6
  1.  
West Bengal
5
  1.  
Andhra Pradesh
4
09.04.2020

  1.  
Telangana
2
  1.  
Assam
3
  1.  
Bihar
5
  1.  
Chhattisgarh
2
  1.  
Gujarat
4
  1.  
Haryana
2
  1.  
Himachal Pradesh
1
  1.  
Jharkhand
2
  1.  
Madhya Pradesh
3
  1.  
Manipur
1
  1.  
Rajasthan
3
  1.  
Meghalaya
1
12.04.2020

A statement showing the details of the above mentioned vacancies is given in ‘Annexure-A’ (hyperlinked). The Commission has decided that above mentioned biennial elections to the Council of States shall be held in accordance with the following programme: -

Sl.No.
Events
Dates

Issue of Notifications
06thMarch, 2020 (Friday)

Last date of making nominations
13th March, 2020 (Friday)

Scrutiny of nominations
16thMarch, 2020 (Monday)

Last date for withdrawal of candidatures
18th  March, 2020 (Wednesday)

Date of Poll
26thMarch, 2020  (Thursday)

Hours of Poll
09:00 am to 04:00 pm

Counting of Votes
26thMarch, 2020 (Thursday)
at 05:00 pm

Date before which election shall be completed
30th March, 2020 (Monday)
 The Commission has directed that for the purpose of marking preference(s) on the ballot paper only integrated violet colour sketch pen(s) of pre-fixed specification, provided by the Returning Officer, shall be used. No other pen shall, under any circumstances, be used in the above said elections.



Adequate measures for close monitoring of the election process by appointing observers shall be taken to ensure free and fair election.  

Source: PIB
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