Rajya Sabha bypolls in Assam, Bihar on Dec 22

The bye-elections to one Rajya Sabha seat each in Bihar and Assam would be held on December 22, the Election Commission announced on Monday.

Updated: Nov 28, 2011, 17:13 PM IST

New Delhi: The bye-elections to one Rajya
Sabha seat each in Bihar and Assam would be held on December
22, the Election Commission announced on Monday.

The bye-election in Assam has been necessitated due to the
death of Silvius Condpan (Cong), while Rajya Sabha member from
Bihar Sabir Ali had resigned from his seat earlier this month
after quitting Lok Janshakti Party.

The tenure of the Rajya Sabha seat in Assam in till April
2, 2016, while for the Bihar seat it is till April 9, 2014.

Notification for the bye-elections would be issued on
December 5 and the last date of filing of nomination is
December 12. The nominations would be scrutinised the next
day. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is December
15 and polling would be held on December 22. The results would
be announced the same day.

PTI