Legislative Council Elections Likely in March

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The Election Commission of India (ECI) will be issuing seven notifications for elections to 11 vacant seats of Legislative Council, the elections for which will be held in March.

Eight other vacancies in the same house Upper House will be filled up by the new Government through nominations.

Official sources said that out of seven notifications, five will be issued for single seats including one each reserved for Leh and Kargil and three vacancies, which have arisen due to election of three MLCs to the Assembly.

Of remaining two notifications, one will be issued for two seats of Kashmir and another for four seats of Jammu region.

They said that elections could be held in first week of March.

19 vacancies are to be filled in the Legislative Council, 11 by election and 8 by nominations.

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