The EC said it would announce and notify the elections before the expiry of the members’ term.
Considering the plea filed by the secretary of the Kerala Legislative Assembly, challenging the poll panel's act, the Court directed the EC to respond to the plea by next Monday.
Election to three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala falling vacant next month was to be held on April 12.
Modi had been elected to the state assembly, the state legislative council, the Lok Sabha and now, the Rajya Sabha.
“This seat belonged to party’s founder and since he is no more, it is BJP’s decision to field a candidate on this,” said the Chirag Paswan-led party in a tweet.
Mayawati clarifies on her statement over aligning with BJP, says she would join any party including the saffron outfit to defeat SP in MLC elections.
Mayawati said her party would send an application to the UP Assembly Speaker seeking the disqualification of all seven rebel MLAs if they joined any other party.
In another major development, the nomination of SP-supported Independent candidate Prakash Bajaj was rejected on technical ground.
With the new equation, wherein the SP has put its stakes on the 10th seat as well with the nomination of Prakash Bajaj, voting has become inevitable.
A Varanasi-based lawyer Prakash Bajaj has filed nomination as an Independent candidate backed by the Samajwadi Party.
Coming close on the heels of the three-phase Bihar Assembly elections, the result of the Rajya Sabha polls will be announced on November 11.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav are among the 10 members from Uttar Pradesh retiring on November 25.
As per the standard COVID-19 protocols, every individual entering Manipur – or for that matter any state of the Northeast – is sent to institutional quarantine.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav cancels victory celebrations in show of solidarity to BSP's loss in Rajya Sabha polls
The BSP too has given indications that it remains positive about the new-found understanding between the two parties.
However, Mayawati was quick to add that the RS results would have no impact on her party’s ties with the SP and that she did not hold SP chief responsible for the defeat of BSP candidate.