Rajya Sabha Election for one casual vacant seat in Odisha to be held on 19 June

New Delhi, 27 May-2014: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to hold biennial elections for the one casual vacant seat of Rajya Sabha on the 19th of next month in order to fill the vacancy. There are 9 casual vacancies in the Council of States from various States.

Rajya Sabha Election for one casual vacant seat in Odisha to be held on 19 June

Rajya Sabha Election for one casual vacant seat in Odisha to be held on 19 June

It should be noted that barely a month after election of senior BJD leader A U Singhdeo to Rajya Sabha, party supremo and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced his candidature from Bolangir assembly seat replacing party’s earlier nominee in the face of protest by party workers. Incidentaly he lost the Assembly election.

There are 9 casual vacancies in the Council of States from various States. The details are given as below:-

 Name of StateName of MemberCause of VacancyRemaining Term up to
1JharkhandDr. Kanwar Deep SinghResigned on19.02.201407.07.2016
2Uttar PradeshProf. S. P. Singh BaghelResigned on09.03.201404.07.2016
3OdishaSri Anang Uday Singh DeoElected as MLA on 17.04.201402.04.2020
4Andhra PradeshDr. N. Janardhana ReddyDue to death on09.05.201421.06.2016
5Bihar Shri Rajiv Pratap RudyElected to Lok Sabha on  16.05.201407.07.2016
6Shri Ram Kripal YadavDo07.07.2016
7Shri Ram Vilas PaswanDo07.07.2016
8Madhya PradeshShri Faggan Singh KulasteDo02.04.2018
9MaharashtraShri Tariq AnwarDo04.07.2016

The Commission has decided  to hold  bye-elections to  8 of the 9 vacancies mentioned above, excepting the vacancy of Dr. N. Janardhana Reddy  pertaining to the State of Andhra Pradesh in accordance with the following schedule: –

Sl.No.Particular of eventsDate
Issue of Notification2nd June, 2014 (Monday)
Last date of making nominations9th June, 2014, (Monday)
Scrutiny of nominations10th June, 2014 (Tuesday)
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures12th June, 2014 (Thursday)
Date of poll19th June, 2014 (Thursday)
Hours of poll9.00 AM to 4.00 P.M.
Counting of Votes19th June, 2014 (Thursday) at 5.00 P.M.
Date before which election shall be completed21th June, 2014 (Saturday)

The holding of the bye election to fill up the vacancy of (late) Dr. N. Janardhana Reddy from Andhra Pradesh will be considered after the Chairman of the Council of States decides as to which State i.e. Telangana or Andhra Pradesh, the said vacancy pertains as per sub clause (ii) of the  First Schedule to the Andhra Pradesh Re-organization Act, 2014.

(Input Source: orissadiary.com)