New Delhi: The bye-elections to fill up a Rajya Sabha seat from Karnataka will be held on August 29, the Election Commission announced on Thursday.
The seat fell vacant following the resignation of Congress leader Anil H Lad on May 20 this year. His term was to expire on June 25, 2014.
The Election Commission has decided that the poll notification will be issued on August 12 and the last date for nominations for the poll will be August 19.
After scrutiny of nominations the next day, the last date for withdrawal of candidatures is August 22 and polling will be held from 9 AM to 4 PM on August 29, if necessary. The counting of votes will take place the same day at 5 PM.
Lad, who is in the business of mining, was a former BJP MLA from Bellary and had joined the Congress in 2008.