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Election for five Rajya Sabha membership on March 28

Written by: Staff
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Kolkata, Mar 23 (UNI) With all the six nominations found valid after scrutiny, the biennial elections for five Rajya Sabha seats from West Bengal will be held in the state assembly on March 28.

According to the notification issued by the Assembly Secretariat, elections for five vacant Rajya Sabha seats from the state by the legislators would be held through an open ballot under the Representation of People (Amendment) Act, 2003 in the house.

Polling by the 294 member-house will begin at 0900 hours and continue till 1600 hours, the notification said.

Three CPI(M) members and one candidate each from the Forward Bloc, Trinamool Congress and the Congress have filed their nominations.

Those who have filed their papers are Tapan Kumar Sen, Saman Pathak and Moinul Hassan Ahmed (All CPI-M), Dr Barun Mukherjee (Forward Bloc), Mukul Roy(Trinamool Congress) and Mr Subrata Mukherjee (Congress).

While elections to the Upper House for all the CPI(M) and Trinamool Congress candidates looks almost certain as both parties have enough first preference votes, a tough fight is on the cards between the Forward Bloc and Congress candidates for the other seat.

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