Rajya Sabha bypoll to seat vacated by Dinesh Trivedi on Aug 9

Rajya Sabha bypoll to seat vacated by Dinesh Trivedi on Aug 9

Dinesh Trivedi. PTI file

New Delhi, July 16

Bypoll to the Rajya Sabha seat from West Bengal vacated by Dinesh Trivedi earlier this year would be held on August 9, the Election Commission said on Friday.

Earlier a Trinamool Congress member, Trivedi had announced his resignation from the Rajya Sabha on February 12, saying he felt suffocated in the House as was unable to do anything to stop the violence going on in West Bengal. He is now with the BJP. Trivedi’s term was to end in April 2026. The commission said notification for the bypoll would be issued on July 22 and poll would be held on August 9. The counting will take place on the same day after the polling ends.

The commission reiterated that Covid-appropriate behaviour, including mandatory use of face masks, thermal scanning at the entry, abundance of availability of sanitiser and social distancing, would be ensured during the bypoll. — TNS

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