New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday
announced changes in the schedule for bye-election to a Rajya
Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh which fell vacant after the death
of senior Samajwadi Party leader Janeshwar Mishra.
The EC said that the change has been effected as March
17, the day on which the scrutiny of nominations was to take
place, is a holiday in the state.
As per the revised schedule, notification would be
issued on March six and the last date for filing nominations
would be on March 13. While scrutiny will now take place on
March 16, last date for withdrawal of nominations would be on
Bye-election will be held on March 26 along with 13 other
seats from six states.