Rajya Sabha by-election: Whoever will have the govt in the state will have seat

New Delhi: BJP will get two seats in the elections to be held for seven Rajya Sabha seats. Of these seven seats, by-polls will be held for six, while one seat in Puducherry will be held. Five seats fell vacant due to the resignation of various MPs and one seat fell vacant due to the death of Rajiv Satav of Congress.

Voting for all these Rajya Sabha seats will be held on October 4. If there is an equal number of candidates, the elected members will be announced only after the withdrawal of nominations on September 27. The six seats for which by-elections are to be held include two in Tamil Nadu and one seat each in West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

The by-elections in Madhya Pradesh fell vacant after Thawarchand Gehlot was appointed as the governor. There is a BJP government here and its candidate is sure to be elected. In Assam, Biswajit Daimary of Bodoland People’s Front had resigned after joining the BJP. From here BJP can bring Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Manas Ranjan Bhunia of Trinamool Congress resigned from West Bengal. Bhunia was elected to the assembly. Trinamool Congress is sure to come from this seat. The seats fell vacant in Tamil Nadu after the resignations of AIADMK’s KP Munuswamy and R Vaithilingam. Both MLAs were elected. With the DMK government in the majority in the state, both the seats are likely to go to it.

A Rajya Sabha seat in Paducherry is falling vacant after the end of N Gokulakrishnan’s term. His term ends on October 6. The candidate of the ruling NDA alliance will be chosen in the election for this seat. In Maharashtra, the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress will get success in the seat vacated by the death of Congress’s Rajiv Satav. This Aghadi can give to Congress.

By-elections for seven Rajya Sabha and one MLC seat on October 4

The Election Commission on Thursday announced the dates for by-elections to a total of seven Rajya Sabha seats in five states and the Union Territory of Puducherry. Polling for all these seats will be held on October 4. Along with this, the date of by-election has also been announced for a vacant MLC seat in Bihar.

The commission issued notification for by-elections to one each in West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Puducherry and two Rajya Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu. Of these, five seats fell vacant due to the resignation of members while one seat fell vacant due to the death of Congress’s Rajiv Satav.

The commission also announced the date for the by-election for a vacant seat in the Bihar Legislative Council. The seat fell vacant after the death of Janta Dal United’s Tanveer Akhtar. Polling for this seat will be held on October 4. All guidelines related to COVID-19 will be followed during the process of by-election.

(With agency input)