By-polls to Thane LS constituency to be held on May 22

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Thane, Apr 16 (UNI) By-polls to the Thane Lok Sabha constituency will be held on May 22, district collector S S Zende said here today.

Mr Zende said the notification for the polls had been published by the Election Commission and the model code of conduct has come into effect from today itself.

He said according to the schedule, the filing of nominations will commence from April 28.

The counting of votes and declaration of results have been scheduled for May 25, he informed.

The by-poll was necessitated following the death of the sitting MP Prakash Paranjpe, who suffered from cancer for about two years and lost the battle.

Thane, the second biggest Lok Sabha constituency, has more then 20 lakh voters. It comprises areas like New Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Bhayander, Ambernath, Ulhasnagar and Murbad.

The election will be a real test for all the political parties, as this is a prelude to the forthcoming general elections, which will be held as per the delimited constituencies.

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