NEW DELHI: Elections can be held on June 10 to fill 57 Rajya Sabha seats from 15 states falling vacant because of the retirement of members on totally different dates between June and August, the Election Commission stated on Thursday.
Prominent amongst these retiring are Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Congress leaders Ambika Soni, Jairam Ramesh and Kapil Sibal, and BSP’s Satish Chandra Misra.
Members are retiring between June 21 and August 1.
While 11 seats are falling vacant in Uttar Pradesh, six members every are retiring from Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, 5 from Bihar and 4 every from Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka.
Three members every from Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, two every from Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Punjab Jharkhand and Haryana, and one from Uttarakhand are additionally retiring.
The notification for the polls can be issued on May 24 and voting can be held on June 10.
According to established apply, counting will happen an hour after the conclusion of polling.
Most of the brand new members who get elected are prone to vote within the President’s election, due someday in July.