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Bye-elections to the Legislative Council of Karnataka and Maharashtra by the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

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Subject: Bye-elections to the Legislative Council of Karnataka and Maharashtra by the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

There are three casual vacancies in the Karnataka Legislative Council and one casual vacancy in the Legislative Council of Maharashtra by the Members of Legislative Assembly. The details of the vacancies are as follow:



Name of Member

Cause of vacancy

Term Upto

K.S. Eshwarappa


Resignation as they got elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on 16.05.2018


Dr. G. Parameshwara


V. Somanna



Pandurang Pundlik Fundkar

Death  on 31.05.2018



2.                 The Commission has decided to hold bye-elections to the Legislative Councils of Karnataka and that of Maharashtra by the Members of the respective Legislative Assembly to fill the above mentioned vacancies in accordance with the following programme: -



Subject of Programme

Dates and Days


Issue of Notifications

14thSeptember, 2018 (Friday)


Last Date of making nominations

22ndSeptember, 2018 (Saturday)


Scrutiny of nominations

24thSeptember, 2018 (Monday)


Last date for withdrawal of candidatures

26thSeptember, 2018 (Wednesday)


Date of Poll

3rdOctober, 2018 (Wednesday)


Hours of Poll

9.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.


Counting of Votes

3rdOctober, 2018 (Wednesday) at 5.00 P.M.


Date before which election shall be completed

6thOctober, 2018 (Saturday)




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