Bye-elections to ten assembly seats in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh will be held July 27, the Election Commission announced on Monday .Bypolls will be held to Sirpur, Chennur (SC), Mancherial, Yellareddy, Nizamabad (Urban), Koratla, Dharmapuri (SC), Huzurabad, Siddipet and Warangal West assembly constituencies, the EC said.
Though there are 12 vacancies, election petitions are pending with regard to two assembly seats --Vemulawada and Sircilla, as the petitioners have sought to be declared elected, the EC said. The byelection to the 10 seats has been necessitated as the sitting MLAs all belonging to TRS quit in support of the demand for a separate Telangana.
According to the poll schedule, notification would be issued on July two. Last date for filing nominations would be on July nine and the scrutiny would follow the next day. Last date for withdrawal of nominations is July 12.
Counting of votes would take place on July 30, EC said adding polling would be held through Electronic Voting Machines and the model code comes into force with immediate effect in the districts in which the constituencies fall. PTI