GUWAHATI: The Electoral College for the election of two Rajya Sabha seats in Assam slated for June 7, 2019 is likely to see fall in the number of votes, this time around. As many as six people’s representatives – including ministers, MLAs and the Deputy Speaker – have contested the recently held Lok Sabha elections. And if any of them comes out winner/winners that will lead to the decline in the number of votes in the electoral college for the Rajya Sabha poll.
According to standing rules, if any sitting MLA is elected as an a member of parliament, he/she has to resign within 14 days from the date of declaration of results. The result of the Lok Sabha poll is going to be declared on May 23, and the 14-day period for resignation of a winning MLA expires on June 5.
Meanwhile, the notification for the Rajya Sabha poll was issued on Tuesday. Kazi Nekib Ahmed of Guwahati took a nomination form from the Office of the Returning Officer, Assam Legislative Assembly Secretariat on Wednesday.
The two Rajya Sabha seats of Assam going to be filled up were held by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Santiuse Kujur. Both are from the Congress.
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