Bangalore: Election Commission on Wednesday issued
the notification for the March 18 bye-election to the
Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat, setting in motion the poll
The last date for filing of nominations would be February
29 and the scrutiny taken up the next day. March 1 will be
the last day for withdrawal.
The counting of votes will be taken up on March 21,
electoral authorities said here.
Ruling BJP, seeking to retain the seat vacated by chief
minister D V Sadananda Gowda on his election to the state
assembly recently, has nominated its former MLA and Yuva
Morcha President V Sunil Kumar.
Opposition Congress has chosen former minister K
Jayaprakash Hegde, who unsuccessfully contested the 2009 Lok
Sabha election. JDS is yet to announce its candidate.