- Rajya Sabha elections on 57 seats will be held on June 10
- Elections will be spread across 11 states
- Uttar Pradesh is having maximum seats i.e 11 followed by 6 each in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu
Elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats spread across 15 states will take place on June 10, the election commission informed on Thursday.
The biennial elections to these seats are taking place as members are retiring between June and August.
Seats vacated by BJP's Nirmala Sitharaman and Congress' P Chidambaram in Karnataka and Maharashtra will also go for polls.
The election commission said that the notification will be issued on May 27, last date for nomination is May 31, scrutiny will be held on June 1, polling is on June 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the counting of votes will begin at 5 p.m. on the same day.
The term of office of 57 Rajya Sabha members elected from 15 states is due to expire from June to August.
These comprise 11 from Uttar Pradesh, six each from Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, five from Bihar, four each from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Rajasthan, three each from Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, two each from Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Jharkhand, and Haryana, and one from Uttarakhand.
The Commission also said that Broad Guidelines of Covid-19 issued by it to be followed, wherever applicable, during the entire election process by all persons.
The Chief Secretaries of all 15 states have been directed to depute a senior officer to ensure that the extant instructions regarding Covid-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election, the poll panel added.