The Election Commission informed on Thursday that Elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats spread across 15 states will take place on June 10.
The term of office of 57 members of the Council of States elected from 15 states is due to expire on their retirement between June-August 2022. The counting of votes will take place on the same day. Rajiv Kumar To Take Charge As New CEC on May 15; Will Oversee 2024 Lok Sabha Elections and Various State Polls
Seats from Karnataka and Maharashtra vacated by Nirmala Sitharaman (BJP) and P Chidambaram (Congress) will also go for polls. The EC announced the Rajya Sabha election schedule on Thursday, May 12:
May 24: Notification will be issued
May 31: Last date of making nominations
June 1: Scrutiny of nominations
June 3: Last date for withdrawal of candidatures
June 10: Date of polling
The Election Commission also directed the Chief Secretaries concerned to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that necessary Covid-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for the conduct of the elections. Centre to Table Bill in Rajya Sabha to Prohibit Financing of Weapons of Mass Destruction
The maximum number of seats fall in Uttar Pradesh i.e 11, and followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu with 6 seats each.
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