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Biennial Elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats spread across 15 States including three from Odisha will be held on June 10

Newdelhi:12/5/22; Biennial Elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats spread across 15 States including three from Odisha will be held on June 10.

The announcement was made today by the Election Commission of India (ECI).

The elections will be held to fill the seats of members retiring between June 21 to August 1.

The spread of seats up for election in each State is 11 in Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu — 6 seats each, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh–5 seats each, Karnataka and Rajasthan– 4 each, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh–3 each, Punjab, Jharkhand, Haryana and Telangana–2 each and Uttarakhand–1.

Three Rajya Sabha members N Bhaskar Rao, Prasanna Acharya and Sasmit Patra from Odisha will be retiring on July 1.

It said that the notification will be issued on May 27, the last date for nomination is May 31, scrutiny will be held on June 1, polling is on June 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the counting of votes will begin at 5 p.m. on the same day.

The Commission also said that the Broad Guidelines of Covid-19 issued by it to be followed, wherever applicable, during the entire election process by all persons.

The Chief Secretaries of all 15 States have been directed to depute a senior officer to ensure that the extant instructions regarding Covid-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election, the poll panel added.

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