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Relief for Uddhav, EC to hold polls to Maharashtra Legislative Council on May 21

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday granted permission to conduct elections to the Legislative Council (MLCs) in Maharashtra. EC has decided to conduct polls to Maharashtra Legislative Council on May 21.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: May 01, 2020 12:40 IST
Relief for Uddhav, EC to hold polls to Maharashtra
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Relief for Uddhav, EC to hold polls to Maharashtra Legislative Council before May 27

In a big relief for Uddhav Thackeray, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday granted permission to conduct elections to the Legislative Council (MLCs) in Maharashtra. EC has decided to conduct polls to Maharashtra Legislative Council on May 21. The necessary guidelines will need to be ensured for safety against COVID19 during the elections.

The elections will be held after 21 days, on May 21. The nine legislative council seats fell vacant on April 24.

Elections to the Legislative Council (MLCs) in Maharashtra will be conducted on May 21 in Mumbai, said Election Commission of India (ECI)

The decision was taken in Friday’s meeting of the Election Commission. This comes a day after Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari wrote to the Election Commission requesting them to hold the elections.

Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as chief minister on November 28, 2019. He has to become a member of the House by May 28 when he completes six months in office or he will have to resign. At present, the Shiv Sena chief is not a member of either Houses in Maharashtra. The Maharashtra Legislative Council elections were earlier delayed over the coronavirus crisis.

Earlier on Thursday, Maharashtra Governor BS Koshiyari requested the Election Commission of India to declare elections to 9 vacant seats of Maharashtra Legislative Council. 

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