Legislative Council polls for six seats to be held on June 8

Legislative Council polls for six seats to be held on June 8

May 13, 2018

New Delhi:  The elections to three teachers’ and three graduates’ constituencies to the Legislative Council will be held on June 8.

As per the poll schedule issued by the Election Commission, a notification will be issued on May 15. Last date of filing of papers will be May 22 and scrutiny will be held on May 23. The last date of withdrawal of nominations is May 25.

Polling will take place from 8 am to 4 pm on June 8 and counting of votes will be held on June 12. The polling to fill four vacancies in Maharashtra Legislative Council will also be held on June 8 and the counting of votes is scheduled on June 12.

The Poll Code of Conduct will come into force with immediate effect in the districts where the constituencies are located, a release issued by the poll panel said. The six sitting members, who will vacate their seats on June 21 paving the way for the elections, are Ramesh Babu (South-East Teachers), Marithibbegowda (South Teachers), Capt. Ganesh Karnik (South-West Teachers), D.H. Shankaramurthy (South-West Graduates), Ramachandra Gowda (Bangalore Graduates) and Amarnath Patil (North-East Graduates).

The BJP Has named former MP Ayanur Manjunath as the candidate from South Teachers’ Constituency, sitting MLC Capt. Ganesh Karnik for South-West Teachers’ Constituency, B. Niranjan Murthy for South Teachers’ Constituency, K.B. Shrinivas for North-East Graduates’ Constituency, Haalanur S. Lepakshi for South-Eash Teachers’ Constituency and A. Devegowda for Bengaluru Graduates’ Constituency.

Other parties are expected to declare the candidates soon after the results of Assembly polls are announced.


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