Bypolls to Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha seats will be held on 9 and 12 April, respectively, the Election Commission said on Thursday, while announcing the schedule for by-elections to three parliamentary and 12 assembly constituencies.
The assembly bypoll in RK Nagar seat in Tamil Nadu, which fell vacant following the demise of then Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, will be held on 12 April. And the by-election to the Malapuram Lok Sabha seat in Kerala, which fell vacant following the demise of IUML leader E Ahamed, will also be held on 12 April.
Among the 12 assembly seats for which bypoll will be held is Delhi’s Rajouri Garden. It fell vacant after Jarnail Singh of AAP decided to contest the Punjab assembly polls held last month. The by-election for the seat is on 9 April.
Anantnag seat fell vacant in June after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti won the assembly polls and resigned from the Lok Sabha. The Srinagar Lok Sabha seat was vacated by former PDP leader Tariq Hamid Karra, who had resigned in protest against alleged "brutalities" on Kashmir protesters.
The other assembly seats are: Dhemaji in Assam, Bhoranj in Himachal Pradesh, Ater and Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh, Kanthi Dakshin in West Bengal, Dholpur in Rajasthan, Nanjangud and Gundlupet in Karnataka, Litipara in Jharkhand and Upper Burtuk in Sikkim.
(With PTI inputs)