Bhubaneswar:26; Odisha Legislative Assembly today issued notification for the by-election to the lone Rajya Sabha seat remaining vacant after A U Singhdeo failed to join the Upper House of the Parliament.
The Secretary of the Odisha Legislative Assembly Amiya Kumar Sarangi, who is also the Returning Officer, said nominations for the Rajya Sabha polls began today.
The candidates can file their papers till June 9 while scrutiny of nominations will be held on June 10. Candidates can withdraw their nomination papers by 3 PM on June 12, the notification said.
Polling will be held on June 19 between 9 AM and 4 PM in the Odisha Legislative Assembly premises while votes will be counted from 5 PM onwards the same day, the notification said.