Rajya Sabha election scheduled for March 26 postponed

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Rajya Sabha election scheduled for March 26 postponed

New Delhi, March 24

The Election Commission has postponed the Rajya Sabha elections due to the threat of coronavirus. The 18 Rajya Sabha seats of seven states were to be voted on March 26. It is believed that now the new date of election will be released only after getting relief from COVID-19.

A total of 55 Rajya Sabha seats of 17 states were being vacated in April. On March 26, the Commission issued notification for elections to these seats. Most of the seats in several states including Haryana, Himachal Pradesh have been elected unopposed. Only 18 Rajya Sabha seats were to be elected through voting.

But due to the coronavirus, the Commission decided to postpone the election, considering that social distancing is very important.

IANS