Election Commission

Biennial Elections to the Council of States to fill the seats of members retiring between June to July 2020-reg.

Posted On: 01 JUN 2020 8:16PM by PIB Delhi

The term of office of 06 members of the Rajya Sabha elected from following 03 states is due to expireon their retirement in June to July, 2020 as detailed below: 

 

Sl. No.

State

No. of seats

Name of Member

Date of retirement

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

01

Sh. MukutMithi

23.06.2020

  1.  

Karnataka

04

D. Kupendra Reddy

 

 

25.06.2020

  1.  

Prabhakar Kore

  1.  

Rajeev Gowda M.V.

  1.  

B.K. Hari Prasad

  1.  

Mizoram

01

Ronald SapaTlau

18.07.2020

 

A statement showing the details of the above mentioned vacancies is given in ‘Annexure-A’. The Commission after taking into account the guidelines dated 30.05.2020 issued by Union Home Secretary and Chairman, National Executive Committee (NEC) under the National Disaster Management Act,has decided that above mentioned biennial elections to the Council of States shall be held in accordance with the following programme:

 

Sl.No.

Events

Dates

 

Issue of Notifications

02nd June, 2020 (Tuesday)

 

Last date of making nominations

09th June, 2020 (Tuesday)

 

Scrutiny of nominations

10th June, 2020 (Wednesday)

 

Last date for withdrawal of candidatures

12th June, 2020 (Friday)

 

Date of Poll

19th June, 2020 (Friday)

 

Hours of Poll

09:00 am to 04:00 pm

 

Counting of Votes

19th June, 2020 (Friday) at 05:00 pm

 

Date before which election shall be completed

22th June, 2020 (Monday)

 

The Commission has directed that for the purpose of marking preference(s) on the ballot paper only integrated violet colour sketch pen(s) of pre-fixed specification, provided by the Returning Officer, shall be used. No other pen shall, under any circumstances, be used in the above said elections.

Adequate measures for close monitoring of the election process by appointing observers shall be taken to ensure free and fair election.

Commission has also directed the Chief Secretaries concerned to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the elections.

Further Commission also appointed Chief Electoral Officers concerned as Observer of the election in the respective states.

                                               

Annexure-‘A’
 

S.No

Name of State

Name of Member

Date of Retirement

 

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

  1. Sh. Mukut Mithi

23.06.2020

  1.  

 

 

Karnataka

  1. D. Kupendra Reddy

 

 

25.06.2020

  1. Prabhakar Kore
  1. Rajeev Gowda M.V.
  1. B.K. Hari Prasad

3.

Mizoram

  1. Ronald Sapa Tlau

18.07.2020

 

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