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EC announces schedule for by-polls in UP's Agra, West Bengal's Darjeeling

Here's the schedule for holding by-polls in UP and West Bengal.

EC announces schedule for by-polls in UP's Agra, West Bengal's Darjeeling

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Friday announced the schedule for holding the bye-elections in two state assemblies of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal respectively.

According to the apex poll body, the by-polls to Agra North and Darjeeling assembly constituencies will be held onMay 19 and the results would be announced on May 23. 

Polls were necessitated as Agra North BJP MLA Jagan Prasad Garg died due to cardiac arrest on April 10 and  Darjeeling MLA Amar Singh Rai resigned to contest the Lok Sabha polls on TMC ticket.

In its notification, the EC announced the schedule to fill casual vacancies from 89 - Agra and 23 -Darjeeling Assembly Constituencies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal respectively.

 

''There are two clear vacancies from 89 (Agra) and 23 (Darjeeling) Assembly Constituencies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, respectively, which needs to be filled up. 

After taking into consideration various factors like festivals, electoral rolls, etc, the Commission has decided to hold the bye-election to fill this vacancy as per the programme mentioned as under: -

Here's the schedule for by-polls in Agra & Darjeeling:
 
1. Date of Issue of Gazette Notification
- 22.04.2019 (Monday)

2. Last date of making Nominations
- 29.04.2019 (Monday)

3. Date of Scrutiny of Nominations
-30.04.2019 (Tuesday)

4. Last date for withdrawal of Candidatures
-02.05.2019 (Thursday)

5. Date of Poll
-19.05.2019 (Sunday)

6. Counting of Votes
-23.05.2019 (Thursday)

7. Date before which election shall  be completed
-27.05.2019 (Monday)