Saturday, February 11, 2017
The Election Commission will issue notification for election to fill five seats in the Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Council and one in the Telangana Legislative Council on February 13.
The election will be held on March 9 from 8am to 6pm and the model code of conduct came into force on February 6 in nine districts in the State and eight districts in Telangana State.
Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal said that last date for fining nominations was February 20, scrutiny of nomination would take place of February 21 while the last date for withdrawal of candidature was February 23. Counting of votes would be taken up on March 15 and the election process would be completed by March 18.
The CEO said that the eligible graduate and teacher voters could submit their applications by February 13 up to 3pm and the electoral rolls would be updated till 3pm on February 20.
Seat sharing in elections in a few days::BJP State president and Visakhapatnam MP K.Haribabu said that they will contest in alliance and a decision will be taken on the seats to be shared in the next few days. BJP is seeking two seats and it is for TDP to decide. He said once TDP conveyed its decision, BJP will decide on the nominees. May be two, three days after TDP conveyed its decision, the Central election committee of BJP will decide on the candidature, he added.