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No. ECI/PN/09/2021
Dated: 04th February, 2021


Subject:   Bye Elections to the Council of States from Gujarat -reg.

 There are two casual vacancies in the Council of States from Gujarat. The details of the vacancies are as follows: -

Sl. No.

Name of Members


Date of vacancy

Term Up to


Shri Patel Ahmed Mohammad





Shri Abhay Ganpatray Bhardwaj




2.  The Commission has decided to hold two separate bye-elections to the Council of States from Gujarat to fill up the above mentioned vacancies as per the following common schedule: -

S. No




Issue of Notifications

  11th February, 2021 (Thursday)


Last date of making nominations

18th February, 2021 (Thursday)


Scrutiny of nominations

19th February, 2021  (Friday)


Last date for withdrawal of candidatures

22nd February, 2021  (Monday)


Date of Poll

01st March, 2021 (Monday)


Hours of Poll

09:00 am-04:00 pm


Counting of Votes

01st March, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00 pm


Date before which election shall be completed

03rd March, 2021 (Wednesday)


3.  Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: -

  • Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity
  • At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes:
    • Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out:
    • Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations
  • Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs.

4. The Chief Secretary, Gujarat 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 said bye elections.

5.  Further, the Commission has also appointed the Chief Electoral Officer, Gujarat as Observer for the said elections.          


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