Rajya Sabha by-poll on May 25

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has notified that by-election to the lone vacant seat from Odisha in Rajya Sabha will be held on May 25.

The notification said nomination for the by-poll will be filed on May 8 while scrutiny of the nomination papers will be conducted on May 15. Aspirants can withdraw nomination papers by May 18, it stated. The election for the seat will be conducted on May 25.

The Rajya Sabha seat lies vacant after senior BJD leader Bishnu Das resigned on March 21 to join as the vice chairman of the planning board of Odisha.

In the notification the ECI also stated to hold by-election to one Rajya Sabha seat from Manipur on the same date.