GUWAHATI: The Election Commission of India announced that it would hold the Rajya Sabha election in Assam on October 4, 2021, to fill up a single seat vacant from the state.
According to the Election Commission, it will issue the poll notification on September 15. The last date for filing nomination papers is September 22, the scrutiny is on September 23, and the date for withdrawal of nominations is September 27.
The voting will start at 9 am and conclude at 4 pm on October 4, 2021. The counting will be from 5 pm on the same day.
The Rajya Sabha seat fell vacant from Assam with the resignation of Biswajit Daimary. He is the Speaker of the Assam Assembly now. He came out the winner in the Assam Assembly election on a BJP ticket.
According to BJP sources, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal's nomination to the seat is final. Currently, he is holding a berth in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.
Given the BJP and its allies' strength in the State House, Sonowal's win is sure.