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Rajya Sabha elections for 13 seats on March 31, 4 from Northeast in fray

The elections to 13 Rajya Sabha seats will be held on March 31, 2022. This was announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI) today. These seats are spread over

The elections to 13 Rajya Sabha seats will be held on March 31, 2022. This was announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI) today.

These seats are spread over six states–five in Punjab, two in Assam, three in Kerala, and one each in Tripura, Nagaland and Himachal Pradesh,

The names of retiring members are Ripun Bora and Ranee Narah from Assam,K. G. Kenye from Nagaland, Jharna Das (Baidya) from Tripura, Anand Sharma from Himachal Pradesh, A. K. Antony, M. V. Shreyams Kumar and Somaprasad K from Kerala, Sukhdev Singh, Partap Singh Bajwa, Shwait Malik, Naresh Gujral and Shamsher Singh Dullo from Punjab.

Also Read: Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022: Voting for final phase underway

Issue of Notifications: March 14
Last date of making nominations: March 21
Scrutiny of nominations: March 22
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures: March 24
Date of Poll: March 31
Hours of Poll: 09:00 am- 04:00 pm
Counting of Votes: March 31 at 05:00 pm

The Commission has directed that only integrated violet colour sketch pen(s) of pre-determined specification, issued by the Returning Officer, be used to mark preference(s) on the ballot paper.

No other pen shall be used in the aforementioned elections under any circumstances.

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First Published: 7th March, 2022 15:19 IST

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