There is a casual vacancy in the Maharashtra Legislative Council to be filled up by the members of the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra. The details of the vacancy are as follows:
|S.No.||Name of Member||Nature of election||Date & Cause of vacancy||Term upto|
|1.||Sh. Sharad Namdeo Ranpise||By MLAs||23.09.2021Death||27.07.2024|
2. The Commission has decided to hold a bye-election to the Maharashtra Legislative Council by the members of the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra to fill the above mentioned vacancy as per the following schedule:
|Issue of Notifications||09th November, 2021 (Tuesday)|
|Last date of making nominations||16th November, 2021 (Tuesday)|
|Scrutiny of nominations||17th November, 2021 (Wednesday)|
|Last date for withdrawal of candidatures||22nd November, 2021 (Monday)|
|Date of Poll||29th November, 2021 (Monday)|
|Hours of Poll||09:00 am to 04:00 pm|
|Counting of Votes||29th November, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00 pm|
|Date before which election shall be completed||01st December, 2021 (Wednesday)|
3. Broad Guidelines of Covid-19 as already issued by ECI as well as the recent guidelines issued by ECI as contained in para 06 of Press Note dated 28.09.2021 available at link https://eci.gov.in/candidate-political-parties/instructions-on-covid-19/. to be followed, wherever applicable, during the entire election process for all persons.
4. The Chief Secretary, Maharashtra 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 conducting the election.