During a press conference, Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora, announced the by-election schedules on Saturday in New Delhi. The bypolls for the two constituency in Tamil Nadu, namely, Vikravandi and Nanguneri and the Kamaraj Nagar constituency in Puducherry will take place on October 21. The counting of votes will be done on October 24. The schedule of voting for the by-elections is same as that of the Maharashtra and Haryana Polls.
The bypolls is being carried out in Nanguneri constituency due to the resignation of H Vasanthakumar from the Congress Party after he was elected from the Kanniyakumari constituency. And the vacancy in Vikravandi constituency is due to the death of the DMK member K Rathamani. Both DMK and Congress will be contesting for the by-elections in these two constituency in the upcoming polls. Congress will also be contesting for the vacancy in the Kamaraj Nagar constituency in Puducherry due to resignation given by V Vaithialingam from the Congress party.
The ECI officials announced the dates and schedule for the Maharashtra and Haryana Legislative Assembly Polls on Saturday. The polls for both states will simultaneously occur in a single phase on October 21 and the polling will conclude on October 27. The Maharashtra legislative assembly will expire on November 9 and the Haryana Legislative Assembly will expire on November 2.
Issue of notification for both states - 27 September
last date of nomination - 4 October
Scrutiny of nomination -5 October
Withdrawal of nomination- 7 October
Polling date for both states - 21 October (Single phase)
Counting of votes - 24 October
Conclusion of polls - 27 October
The CEC, Sunil Arora requested the political parties to avoid using plastic for their campaigns and added, special security arrangements were being made for Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-affected regions like Gadchiroli and Gondia in Maharashtra. Talking about registered voters, he said Haryana has 1.82 crore registered voters and Maharashtra has 8.94 crore voters. The schedule for by-elections in other states were also announced by the CEC during the press conference.