Three months after Jayalalithaa's death, by-poll at R K Nagar constituency has been announced. The by-poll is scheduled to be held on April 12 and filing of nominations for the same will begin from March 16. The Election CVommission announced that the last date for receiving nominations will be March 23, following which the scrutiny will take place on March 24.
Candidates will be given time until March 27 to withdraw the nomination of papers and polling will take place on April 12. Counting is scheduled to take place on April 17. The R K Nagar assembly constituency seat that was vacant after the demise of Jayalalithaa will see a new leader emerge.
By-polls will also be held in two assembly constituencies in Karnataka on April 9. The Nanjangud seat that fell vacant after former Congress leader Srinivas Prasad resigned from the post as well as the party will see him contest on a BJP ticket in the by-poll. The Gundlupet seat that fell vacant after the demise of former Karnataka minister Mahadevaprasad will see his wife contesting on a Congress ticket.