Election Commission to be held on December 14 for vacant Rajya Sabha seat after Ram Vilas Paswan death

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The Election Commission said on Thursday that the by-election for the Rajya Sabha seat vacated due to the demise of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan will be held on December 14.

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Ram Vilas Paswan (Photo Credit: File Photo)

Delhi:

The Election Commission said on Thursday that the by-election for the Rajya Sabha seat vacated due to the demise of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan will be held on December 14. Paswan’s tenure as a member of the Upper House from Bihar was until April 2024. Paswan died on October 8. The notification for the by-election will be issued on November 26 and voting will be held on December 14.

According to the prescribed provisions, the counting of votes will take place in the evening of 14 December. Paswan won the Rajya Sabha by-election last year. The NDA constituent BJP had offered this seat to the leader of the Lok Janshakti Party. The seat fell vacant after Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and went to the lower house. Paswan was the only member of the LJP in the Rajya Sabha.

Such a by-election schedule may remain

Notification will be issued on November 26 for the Rajya Sabha by-election, while nomination will be filed on November 3 and will be examined on November 4. Candidates will be able to withdraw nomination by November 5. On December 14, voting will be held from 9 am to 4 pm and then the result of the election will be released.

BJP offered Paswan

Ram Vilas Paswan won the Rajya Sabha by-election last year. The NDA constituent BJP had offered this seat to the leader of the Lok Janshakti Party, while the seat fell vacant after Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and moved to the lower house. Please tell that Ram Vilas Paswan was the only member of the LJP in the Rajya Sabha.

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First Published: 19 Nov 2020, 10:36:36 PM

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