The Election Commission has taken a decision regarding the postponed Rajya Sabha elections due to Corona virus global epidemic. These elections will be held on June 19. Explain that the Commission had postponed the Rajya Sabha elections to be held on 26 March citing Kovid-19. The counting of this election will take place at 5 pm on June 19. Let us know that elections for 55 seats of Rajya Sabha were to be held on March 26 but 37 candidates were already elected uncontested without contesting elections, while elections are to be held for 18 seats.
These seats are from Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Meghalaya. This information was given in the press conference of the Election Commission three months later. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said that elections for the 18 vacant Rajya Sabha seats will be held on June 19 and the results of the election will also be declared on this day.
Elections are to be held on the seats of these states.
Elections are to be held on four seats in Andhra Pradesh, elections in two seats of Jharkhand, three in Madhya Pradesh, one in Manipur, one in Meghalaya and three in Rajasthan. Polling for these seats will begin at 9 am on June 19, which will run till four in the evening.
The Commission clarified that all procedures, including nominations for these elections to be held in early March, are already complete and will remain valid. Only the actual voting and counting work remains. Explain that on April 9, 17 Rajya Sabha members from six states retired on April 9 and one member of Meghalaya retired on April 12. The Commission has also decided that the Chief Secretary of the state will appoint a senior officer to ensure that instructions regarding prevention measures of Kovid-19 are complied with while making arrangements for holding elections. The Chief Electoral Officer of the state has been appointed observer for these elections.