GUWAHATI: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to hold six bye-elections in six states including in Assam.
These by-polls would be held in Rajya Sabha seats which fell vacant due to various reasons.
According to press not of ECI, poll would be held in two seats in Tamil Nadu and one each in West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Madhya Pradesh.
The polls to all these seven seats will take place on October 4, the EC said.
In Assam, the Rajya Sabha seat fell vacant after speaker Biswajit Daimary resigned from the membership of the upper house of Parliament.
Sources said that the BJP is likely to field Union minister and former CM Sarbananda Sonowal from the Assam seat as he is yet to become a MP.
The press release by the Election Commission revealed that the issue of notification will be on September 15, 2021, while the last date till candidates can file their nominations is September 22.
The last date for withdrawal of the candidature is September 27 while the counting will be held on the same day the by-poll would be held which is October 04.
The Election Commission has said that polls shall be complete by October 6, 2021.
The ECI said in its order that all "broad guidelines of COVID-19" have to be followed during the election process that is from the time of issue of notification to the counting of votes.
Last year working President of Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF) and RajyaSabha MP BiswajitDaimary resigned from the party post. "Having been a member of the BPF from the date of the party's inception, it is now time for me to move on," said Daimary in his resignation letter to party president HagramaMohilary. "While my aim and purpose remain the same it has always been from the very beginning to serve the people of my State and country. I think I am unable to do this anymore within this party," Daimary said adding that there is a possibility that he might join the BJP (BharatiyaJanata Party).