Rajya Sabha bypolls on Oct 16 for vacant seats


Rajya Sabha, File Photo

Rajya Sabha, File Photo

Bypolls to the two Rajya Sabha seats which fell vacant following the demise of Rajya Sabha MPs Arun Jaitley and Ram Jethmalani will be held on October 16, the Election Commission announced on Thursday.

The notification for the byelection will be issued on September 27 (Friday), with the nominations set to begin from the same day.

While Jaitley (BJP) represented Uttar Pradesh, Jethmalani (RJD) represented Bihar in the Upper House.

The Rajya Sabha term of Jaitley, who passed away on August 24, was to end on April 2, 2024.

Jethmalani’s term was to end on July 7, 2022. He died on September 9.

The counting of votes will be taken up on October 16 at 5 pm.