Election Commission announces bye-polls on Amar Singh’s vacant seat

The Election Commission on Friday announced that the bye-poll election to the Rajya Sabha seat which is left vacant by Amar Singh’s death will be held on September 11.

election to be held on Amar Singh's vacant seat
Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh passed away on 1 August,2020 at Singapore.

According to the press note issued by Commission, elections will be held between 9 am and 4 pm on September 11, and counting of votes will begin at 5 pm on the same day itself.The issue of notification will take place on August 25 and the last day for making the nominations is September 1.

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Singh, while undergoing treatment at a Singapore hospital had died on August 1. He was 64. His term as a Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh was till July 2022.

The Election Commission also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that safety measures against the coronavirus should not be compromised in any way. Adequately implementation should be done during the polling process.

The politician had been undergoing treatment at the Singapore hospital for several months and had lately been admitted to its intensive care unit.

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Singh began his political career with the Congress. However, he rose to prominence only after he joined the Samajwadi Party in 1996 and became a good friend of party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.