Bye Election to the Council of States from Tamil Nadu

New Delhi : There is a casual vacancy in the Council of States from Tamil Nadu as per following details: –

Name of Member Reason Date of vacancy Term Up to
Thiru. A. Mohammedjan Death 23.03.2021 24.07.2025

The Commission has decided to hold bye-election to the Council of States from Tamil Nadu to fill up the abovementioned vacancy in accordance with the following schedule: –

S. No Events Dates
Issue of Notifications 24th August, 2021 (Tuesday)
Last date of making nominations 31st August, 2021 (Tuesday)
Scrutiny of nominations 01st September, 2021 (Wednesday)
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 03rd September, 2021 (Friday)
Date of Poll 13th September, 2021, (Monday)
Hours of Poll 09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Counting of Votes 13th September, 2021, (Monday) at 05:00pm
Date before which election shall be completed 15th September, 2021 (Wednesday)

Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: –

I.    Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity

II.    At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes:

(a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out:

(b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations

III.   Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs.


The Chief Secretary, Tamil Nadu 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.

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