EC Announces Bypolls In 17 States, Puducherry On October 21, Results To Be Declared On 24 October

The EC said the notification for the bye-elections will be released on September 23.

EC Announces Bypolls 17 States, Puducherry On October 21, Results To Be Declared On 24 October
Bypolls to 64 Assembly seats in 17 states and one Union Territory will be held on October 21 and the results will be declared on October 24, the Election Commission said on Saturday. (PTI)
By: IANS
Updated: 21 Sep 2019 01:57 PM
New Delhi: Bypolls to 64 Assembly seats in 17 states and one Union Territory will be held on October 21 and the results will be declared on October 24, the Election Commission said on Saturday. The poll panel announced the schedule for Assembly bye-elections to 15 seats in Karnataka, 11 seats in Uttar Pradesh, five seats each in Kerala and Bihar, four seats each in Gujarat, Assam and Punjab, three seats in Sikkim, two seats each in Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan and one seat each in Arunachal Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha and Puducherry.

The EC said the notification for the bye-elections will be released on September 23.  The last date for filing nominations is September 30, it said, adding that the scrutiny of the nomination papers will be done by October 1. "The last date of withdrawal of candidature is October 3 and the date before which the election should be completed is October 27," the EC said.


Meanwhile, assembly elections for the 288-member Maharashtra and 90-member Haryana assembly will also be held on October 21, the Election Commission said on Saturday. The results will be declared on October 24. Announcing the schedule of the Assembly polls in both the states, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said, "The Assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra will be held on October 21 and the counting of votes will take place on October 24." He said the notification for the elections will be issued on September 27. "Last date for filing nomination is October 4, while the scrutiny of the nomination papers will be done on October 5," he said.

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The CEC said that the last day for withdrawing nominations is October 7. Arora also said that the tenure of the Haryana legislative assembly will expire on November 2, while that of Maharashtra will end on November 9.

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