Bhubaneswar, 08/05/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : The Election Commission of India (ECI) issued a formal notification on Monday for by-election of the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha.
Following the resignation of BJD leader Bishnu Charan Das, the by-poll for the Rajya Sabha seat became necessary.
As per the notification, the process of nomination will continue till May 15. Scrutiny will be held on May 16 and the candidates can withdraw the nominations by May 18. The election for the lone seat would be held on May 25. The counting of votes will take place and results would be declared on the same day, immediately after the elections.
However, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will declare the name of the candidate for the position, after returning from Delhi.