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Decisions to 13 Rajya Sabha seats across 6 states to be hung on March 31: EC


Mar 7, 2022

New Delhi: Elections to fill 13 Rajya Sabha seats across six states falling empty in April, including those of Congress veterans A K Antony and Anand Sharma, will be hung on March 31, the Election Commission said on Monday. While individuals from Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Nagaland and Tripura are resigning on April 2, five individuals from Punjab are resigning on April 9.

“Out of the five seats to be filled from Punjab, three are to be filled by holding one political decision and other two through one more political decision as these seats have a place with two unique biennial cycles,” the Commission said in a proclamation.

The warning for the biennial decisions will be given on March 14 and the surveys will be hung on March 31. According to laid out training, the counting will be hung upon the arrival of surveying from 5 pm onwards.

Unmistakable among the individuals who are resigning are Antony (Kerala), Sharma (Himachal Pradesh), and Pratap Singh Bajwa and Naresh Gujral (Punjab). While previous guard serve Antony, Deputy Leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha Sharma and Bajwa are from the Congress, Gujaral is from the Shiromani Akali Dal.

The Rajya Sabha selections from Punjab will rely upon the exhibition of gatherings in the state in the February 20 get together surveys.

There has been no opening in the beyond five years during the Congress government in the state. While five seats are falling empty in Punjab, three are falling empty in Kerala, two in Assam and one each in HP, Nagaland and Tripura.