Election Commission fixes 9, 12 April as bypoll dates to 3 Lok Sabha seats and 12 Assembly seats

Bypolls to Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha seats will be held on 9 and 12 April respectively, the Election Commission said on Thursday.

PTI March 10, 2017 10:34:54 IST
Election Commission fixes 9, 12 April as bypoll dates to 3 Lok Sabha seats and 12 Assembly seats

New Delhi: Bypolls to Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha seats will be held on 9 and 12 April respectively, the Election Commission said on Thursday while announcing the schedule for by-elections to three parliamentary and twelve assembly constituencies.

Election Commission fixes 9 12 April as bypoll dates to 3 Lok Sabha seats and 12 Assembly seats

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The assembly bypoll in Radhakrishnan Nagar seat in Tamil Nadu which fell vacant following the demise of then Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will be held on 12 April.

The byelection to the Malappuram Lok Sabha seat in Kerala which fell vacant following the demise of IUML leader E Ahamed will also be held on 12 April.

Among the 12 assembly seats for which bypoll will be held is Delhi's Rajouri Garden. It fell vacant after Jarnail Singh of AAP decided to contest the Punjab assembly polls held last month. The byelection for the seat is on 9 April.

Anantnag seat fell vacant in June last after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti won the assembly polls and resigned from the Lok Sabha. The Srinagar Lok Sabha seat was vacated by former PDP leader Tariq Hamid Karra who had resigned in protest against alleged "brutalities" on Kashmir protesters.

The other assembly seats are: Dhemaji in Assam, Bhoranj in Himachal Pradesh, Ater and Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh, Kanthi Dakshin in West Bengal, Dholpur in Rajasthan, Nanjangud and Gundlupet in Karnataka, Litipara in Jharkhand and Upper Burtuk in Sikkim.

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