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Rajya Sabha Elections: Issue of Notification on Tuesday, Candidates can file nominations till May 31

Chandigarh, May 23, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
With notification to elect two members of the Rajya Sabha from the State of Punjab will be issued on Tuesday, Candidates can make nominations till May 31, 2022.

The term of office of Rajya Sabha members including Ambika Soni and Balwinder Singh elected from the State of Punjab is due to expire on their retirement on July 4, 2022.

Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Dr S Karuna Raju on Monday said that according to the schedule, the issue of the notification is on May 24, 2022 and Last date of making Nominations would be May 31, 2022, while scrutiny of nominations would be done on June 1, 2022. The last date of withdrawal of candidature has been fixed on June 3, 2022. He said that the date for polling has been fixed on June 10, 2022 from 9am to 4pm, whereas the counting will also be held on the same day at 5pm. The election shall be completed before June 13, 2022, he added.

Dr Raju said that nomination Papers are to be filed with the Secretary, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Chandigarh who is the Returing Officer for Rajya Sabha Election, between the hours of 11:00 AM in the forenoon and 3.00 PM in the afternoon on any day other than a public holiday from 24.05.2022 to 31.05.2022.

The nomination papers are to be filed in Form 2C, he said, adding that Blank forms are available with the Secretary, Punjab Vidhan Sabha. Typed nomination papers will also be accepted provided that the Forms are in the prescribed format, he added.

In order to qualify for members of the Council of States, a candidate should be registered as an elector for any Parliamentary Constutuency in India. To satify the concerned Returning Officer on this point, candidates should produce a certified copy of the relevant entry of the electoral roll in force.

A candidate is also required to make and subscribe to an oath or affirmation in the prescribed form before the concerned Returning Officer or any other person so authorized by the Election Commission of India. The oath/affirmation will be taken/made by a candidate after his nomination paper has been filed and before the date fixed for the scrutiny of nominations.

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