Hyderabad, Feb.15 (NSS): The State Election Commission, on Tuesday, issued Notification for conduct of biennial elections to six Legislative Council seats – three from Graduates and three from Teachers constituencies.
The biennial elections have been necessitated to fill the vacancies arising in the wake of retirement of six MLCs on March 29.
The biennial elections will be held for Srikakulam-Vizinagaram-Visakhapatnam Graduates’ Constituency; Prakasam-Nellore-Chittoor Graduates’ Constituency; Kadapa-Anantapur-Kurnool Graduates’ Constituency; Kadapa-Anantapur-Kurnool Teachers’ Constituency and Mahbubnagar-Ranga Reddy-Hyderabad Teachers’ Constituency.
According to the notification, February 22 is the last date for filing nominations and the papers will be scrutinized on February 23. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is February 25. Polling, if any, shall be held on March 13. The polling will be held from 8 am to 4 pm on that day. The entire biennial election process shall be completed by March 21, the notification added. (NSS)