Bye-election for Rajya Sabha seat in Assam on March 1: ECI



The bye-election to the Rajya Sabha seat (council of states) from Assam for the constituency vacated by Biswajit Daimary will be held on March 1, 2021, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Thursday.

Daimary had joined the BJP in November last year after quitting the Bodoland People’s Front, the party which he had represented in the Rajya Sabha.

ECI has declared February 18, 2021, as the last day for filing nominations.

“The chief secretary, Assam, 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 the conducting the election,” the ECI said in a statement.

Further, the Commission has also appointed Chief Electoral Officer, Assam as an observer for the election.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)