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 MemberNature of electionDate & Cause of vacancyTerm upto
1.Sh. Sharad Namdeo RanpiseBy MLAs23.09.2021Death27.07.2024

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:

S. NoEventsDates
 Issue of Notifications09th November, 2021 (Tuesday)
 Last date of making nominations16th November, 2021 (Tuesday)
 Scrutiny of nominations17th November, 2021 (Wednesday)
 Last date for withdrawal of candidatures22nd November, 2021 (Monday)
 Date of Poll29th November, 2021 (Monday)
 Hours of Poll09:00 am to 04:00 pm
 Counting of Votes29th November, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00 pm
 Date before which election shall be completed01st 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 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.


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