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ECI to hold bye-election for RS seat in Tripura on 22nd Sept

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By TC News Desk

Agartala: August 31. The Bye-Election for the only Rajya Sabha seat of Tripura would be held on 22nd September. The seat fell vacant after Dr. Manik Saha resigned from the post of Rajya Sabha MP as the top brass of the BJP selected him as the Chief Minister of Tripura.

Soon after Dr. Saha took the oath as the 15th Chief Minister of Tripura, on July 04 he tendered his resignation in New Delhi. In a press statement on August 31 the Election Commission of India has said that the Commission has decided to hold a bye-election to the Council of States from Tripura to fill up the vacancy.

To conduct the election, issue of notification will be held on September 05, last date of making nominations is 12th September while scrutiny of nominations will be held on 13th September, last date of withdrawal of candidatures will be held on 15th September and date of poll will be held on 22nd September.The notification further said that the poll will be started from 9 AM and will continuew till 4 PM and counting will be held on September 22nd only.

The Chief Secretary, Tripura is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the said bye election”, the notification reads.

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