New Delhi : There is a casual vacancy in the Council of States from Bihar as per following details: –
|State||Name of Members||Reason||Date of vacancy||Term Up to|
|Bihar||Dr. Mahendra Prasad||Death||27.12.2021||02.04.2024|
2. The Commission has decided to hold bye-election to the Council of States from Bihar to fill up the above–mentioned vacancy in accordance with the following schedule: –
|Issue of Notification||12th May, 2022 (Thursday)|
|Last date of making nominations||19th May, 2022 (Thursday)|
|Scrutiny of nominations||20th May, 2022 (Friday)|
|Last date for withdrawal of candidatures||23rd May, 2022 (Monday)|
|Date of Poll||30th May, 2022 (Monday)|
|Hours of Poll||09:00 am- 04:00 pm|
|Counting of Votes||30th May, 2022 (Monday) at 05:00 pm|
|Date before which election shall be completed||01st June, 2022 (Wednesday)|
3. Broad Guidelines of Covid-19 issued by ECI as contained in para 06 of Press Note, dated 02.05.2022, available at link https://eci.gov.in/files/file/14151-schedule-for-bye-election-in-3-assembly-constituencies-of-odisha-kerala-and-uttarakhand%E2%80%93-reg/ to be followed, wherever applicable, during entire election process by all persons.
4. The Chief Secretary, Bihar is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the said bye election.