New Delhi: The Election Commission has announced the schedule for bye-election to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra for filling the vacancy following the death of Vilasrao Deshmukh.
As per the schedule announced today, the notification will be issued on December 26 and the last date for filing of nominations is January 2, 2013.
After scrutiny the next day, the last date for withdrawal of candidatures is January 5 and polling, if any, will be held on January 12 next from 9 AM to 4 PM and counting the same day at 5 PM.
The vacancy had occurred due to the death of sitting member and Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who died on August 14. His term of office was to expire on April 2, 2018.