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ECI Bye Elections to the Council of States From Various States 2021

Organisation : Election Commission of India (ECI)
Election Name : Bye Elections to the Council of States From Various States 2021
Applicable State/UT : Various States
Date of Poll : 04th October, 2021 (Monday)
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ECI Bye Election

Election Commission of India (ECI), Bye Elections to the Council of States From Various States 2021

Related / Similar Election : ECI Schedule To Fill Casual Vacancy & Adjourned Poll In The Assembly Constituencies 2021


There are six casual vacancies in the Council of States from various States as per details below: –

State Name of Member

Cause of vacancy

Date of vacancy

Term Up to

West Bengal Sh. Manas Ranjan Bhunia Resignation



Assam Sh. Biswajit Daimary Resignation



Tamil Nadu Thiru. K.P. Munusamy Resignation



Tamil Nadu Thiru. R. Vaithilingam Resignation



Maharashtra Sh. Rajeev Shankarrao Satav Death



Madhya Pradesh Sh. Thaawarchand Gehlot Resignation



Election Schedule

The Commission has decided to hold six bye-elections to the Council of States from above mentioned States to fill up the above said vacancies in accordance with the following schedule

S. No



Issue of Notifications 15th September, 2021 (Wednesday)
Last date of making nominations 22nd September, 2021 (Wednesday)
Scrutiny of nominations 23rd September, 2021 (Thursday)
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 27th September, 2021 (Monday)
Date of Poll 04th October, 2021 (Monday)
Hours of Poll 09:00am – 04:00pm
Counting of Votes 04th October, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00pm
Date before which election shall be completed 06th October, 2021 (Wednesday)


Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons:
** Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity
** At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes:
** Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out:
** Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations
** Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs.

The Chief Secretaries of States concerned are being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election.

About ECI:
The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act.

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