Published On : Mon, Apr 23rd, 2018

Biennial poll for six Legislative Council seats in State on May 21


New Delhi: The biennial election for six seats of Maharashtra Legislative Council and a by-poll in Andhra Pradesh will be held on May 21 between 8 am and 4 pm. The poll schedule was announced by The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday.

The Maharashtra election was necessitated as the term of six Legislative Council members will end on May 31 and June 21.

Anil Dattatrey Tatkare’s term from the Raigarh-cum-Ratnagiri-cum-Sindhudurg seat will end on May 31, while the terms of Jaywant Pundlikrao Jadhav from Nashik, Mitesh Bhangdiya from Wardha-cum-Chandrapur-cum-Gadhchiroli, Abdullah Khan A Latif Khan Durrani from Prabhani-cum-Hingoli, Pravin Ramchandra Pote from Amravati and Dileep Deshmukh from Osmanabad-cum-Latur-cum-Beed will expire on June 21, according to the ECI.

The by-election in Andhra Pradesh is being held as Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu from the Chittoor local authorities’ constituency died on February 7.

As per the ECI schedule, the date of issuance of notifications will be April 26 while the last date of nomination will be May 3. The scrutiny of nominations will be on May 4 while the last date for withdrawal of candidature is May 7. The elections will be completed by May 29.