New Delhi: With the terms of members of State
Legislative Councils of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar expiring on
May 5 and 6 respectively, the Election Commission has
announced holding biennial elections to them on April 26.
The Commission has decided that the notification for the
Council elections of two states would be issued on April 9 and
the last date of filing nominations is April 16. After
scrutiny the next day, it has fixed April 19 as the last date
for withdrawal of candidatures.
While polling would be held between 9 AM to 4 PM on April
26, counting would start at 5 PM the same day and the whole
election process has to be completed by April 30.
Bihar has 11 members elected to its state Legislative
Council, while Uttar Pradesh has 13 elected to its Council by
the members of State Legislative Assemblies (by MLAs).
Among those MLCs from Bihar who are retiring on May 6 are
Uday Narayan Rai, Chandan Bagchi, Tarakant Jha, Narendra
Singh, Upendra Prasad, Nitish Kumar, Baleshwar Singh Bharti,
Bhim Singh, Ramashraya Prasad Singh, Sushil Kumar Modi and
The 13 Uttar Pradesh MLCs who`s terms are expiring on May
5 are Ashok Dhawan, Kashi Nath, Khwaza Haleem, Pradeep Kumar,
Dayaram, Naresh Chandra Uttam, Babu Singh, Rampati Ram, Rakesh
Singh Rana, Ram Naresh Rawat, Ram Sharan Das, Sunil Kumar and