J&K legislative council polls: EC to hold elections to 6 seats on 17 April

Elections for 6 MLC seats for J&K legislative council will be held on 17 April and counting will be held on the same day


As many as 87 elected and 2 nominated members of legislative assembly (MLA) will take part in polling through open ballot. Photo: Harikrishna Katragadda/Mint
As many as 87 elected and 2 nominated members of legislative assembly (MLA) will take part in polling through open ballot. Photo: Harikrishna Katragadda/Mint

Jammu: The Election Commission will hold polls to 6 seats of Jammu and Kashmir legislative council on 17 April.

The polls to 6 MLC seats will be held on 17 April, chief electoral officer Shantmanu said on Friday, while holding a meeting with the officers of legislative assembly secretariat in Jammu to discuss the arrangements to be put in place for the smooth conduct of biennial elections to elect the members of Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Council (MLCs).

The elections for 6 seats of the upper house will be held on 17 April. The voting hours have been fixed from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The counting will be held on the same day. The formal notification in this regard would be issued on 22 March, he said.

As many as 87 elected and 2 nominated members of legislative assembly (MLA) will take part in polling through open ballot.

Secretary, J&K Jammu & Kashmir legislative assembly will be returning officer, while as deputy secretary Jammu & Kashmir legislative assembly will be assistant returning officer for the conduct of elections.

Pertinent to mention that the 6 seats of legislative council shall fall vacant on 19 April due to retirement of Jehangir Hussain Mir, Jugal Kishore, Dr Bashir Ahmad Shah Veeri, Master Noor Hussain, S Dharambir Singh Oberoi (deceased) and Yasir Reshi.

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