PANAJI: Goa Legislature Secretariat has issued notification regarding election for the lone Rajya Sabha seat, scheduled to be held on July 24.
Incumbent Rajya Sabha member from Goa, Vinay Tendulkar’s term will expire on July 28. Secretary, Goa Legislative Assembly Namrata Ulman the returning Officer for the election has issued a notification today.
The election is to be held from 9 am to 4 pm at the VIP Block, Goa Assembly Complex, Porvorim on July 24. Last date for filing nominations is July 13, July 14 will be date of scrutiny, withdrawal of nominations can be done till July 17.
The Election Commission of India on Tuesday announced elections to 10 Rajya Sabha seats from Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal would be held on July 24.
Among the seats that are being vacated due to the term of the MP’s ending is External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar’s seat from Gujarat. Jaishankar, Dineshchandra Jemalbhai Anavadiya and Lokhandwala Jugalsinh Mathurji are the three BJP MPs from Gujarat whose terms are ending on August 18.
One seat from Goa will also go to the polls as the term of the BJP MP, Vinay D. Tendulkar, ends on July 28. Six seats from West Bengal will go to polls as the term of Trinamool Congress MPs Derek O’Brien, Dola Sen, Sushmita Dev, Shanta Chhetri and Sukhendu Sekhar Ray and Congress MP Pradip Bhattacharya ends on August 18.