December 4, 2022

Bypoll on Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat vacated after death of SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav will take place on December 5th

NEW DELHI: Bypoll to the seat of Mainpuri Lok Sabha, which became vacant following the death of Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, will be held on December 5 along with by-elections to five constituencies in as many states, the Electoral Commission said on Saturday with

Yadav passed away last month after a long illness.

The Rampur assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh, which became vacant following the disqualification of SP leader Mohammad Azam Khan, is one of five seats earmarked for the by-elections.

Khan, the MLA of Rampur, was disqualified by the speaker after being found guilty of hate speech and sentenced to three years in prison in a case registered against him in April 2019.

The Sardarshahar Assembly constituency in Churu district of Rajasthan, another constituency going to the by-election, became vacant after the death of Congress MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma on October 9. He was 77 years old.

With his death, Congress now has 107 of the 200 MLAs in the Rajasthan Assembly. The BJP has 71 MLAs, Rashtriya Loktantrik Party three, CPI(M) and Bhartiya Tribal Party two each, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) one and 13 are independent MLAs. One place is free.

Padampur in Odisha, Kurhani in Bihar and Bhanupratappur in Chhattisgarh are the other gathering places where by-elections are held.

The vote count will take place on December 8th at the same time as the ballot count in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

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