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Biennial Election to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from 05 Local Authorities’ Constituencies for 06 seats  due to retirement of sitting members on 01.01.2022–reg. 


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No. ECI/PN/94/2021
Dated: 09th November, 2021

                                                              

PRESS NOTE 

Sub:-  Biennial Election to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from 05 Local Authorities’ Constituencies for 06 seats due to retirement of sitting members on 01.01.2022–reg. 

The term of office of the 08 sitting members of Maharashtra Legislative Council from 07 Local Authorities’ Constituencies, is going to expire on 01.01.2022 as per details given below:

MAHARASHTRA

S.No.

Name of Local Authorities’ Constituency

No of Seat(s)

Name of the Member

Date of Retirement

1.      

Mumbai

 

02

Kadam Ramdas Gangaram

01.01.2022

Ashok Arjunrao alias Bhai Jagtap

2.      

Kolhapur

01

Patil Satej Alias Bunty D.

01.01.2022

3.      

Dhule-cum-Nandurbar

01

Amrishbhai Rasiklal Patel

01.01.2022

4.      

Akola-cum- Buldhana -cum- Washim

01

Gopikisan Radhakisan Bajoriya

01.01.2022

5.      

Nagpur

01

Vyas Girishchandra Bachharaj

01.01.2022

6.      

Solapur

01

Prashant Prabhakar Paricharak

01.01.2022

7.      

Ahmednagar

01

Arunkaka Balbhimrao Jagtap

01.01.2022

 2. With regard to Local Authorities’ Constituencies election, the Election Commission has laid down the guidelines that if atleast 75% of the local authorities in a local authorities’ constituency are functioning, and in addition at least 75% of the electors out of the total electorate of the constituency are available, then electorate is treated as available for electing representative(s) to the legislative council. These guidelines of the Election Commission got the approval of Supreme Court of India in Election Commission of India Vs Shivaji and Ors (AIR 1988 SC 61).

3. As per the information received from the CEO, Maharashtra vide letter dated 25.10.2021 the existence of constituent local body functioning is more than 75% in 5 out of 07 Local Authorities’ Constituencies (except Solapur and Ahmednagar Local Authorities’ Constituencies).

4. Now, the Commission has decided to hold biennial election to Maharashtra Legislative Council from following 05 Local Authorities’ Constituencies for 06 seats:-

S.No.

Name of Local Authorities’ Constituency

No of Seat(s)

Name of the retiring Member

1.      

Mumbai

 

02

Kadam Ramdas Gangaram

Ashok Arjunrao alias Bhai Jagtap

2.      

Kolhapur

01

Patil Satej Alias Bunty D.

3.      

Dhule-cum-Nandurbar

01

Amrishbhai Rasiklal Patel

4.      

Akola-cum- Buldhana-cum-Washim

01

Gopikisan Radhakisan Bajoriya

5.      

Nagpur

01

Vyas Girishchandra Bachharaj

 5. The election programme for above-mentioned 05 Local Authorities’ Constituencies shall be as under:- 

S. No

Events

Dates


1

Issue of Notifications

16th November, 2021 (Tuesday)


2

Last date of making nominations

23rd November, 2021 (Tuesday)


3

Scrutiny of nominations

24th November, 2021 (Wednesday)


4

Last date for withdrawal of candidatures

26th November, 2021 (Friday)


5

Date of Poll

10th December, 2021 (Friday)


6

Hours of Poll

08:00 am to 04:00 pm


7

Counting of Votes

14th December, 2021 (Tuesday)


8

Date before which election shall be completed

16th December, 2021 (Thursday)

6. 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 entire election process for all persons. 

7. The Model Code of Conduct concerning the said election will come into force with immediate effect in the concerned Constituency. Please see the details in Commission’s website under https://eci.gov.in/files/file/4070-biennial-bye-elections-to-the-legislative-councils-from-council-constituencies-by-graduates%E2%80%99-and teachers%E2%80%99-and-local-authorities%E2%80%99-constituencies-%E2%80%93-mcc-instructions-%E2%80%93-regarding/ 

8.  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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