New Delhi: The Election Commission today announced that the election of 18 Rajya Sabha seats from seven seats will be held on June 19.
The poll body made the announcement after holding a review meeting to take stock of the ongoing situation due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Commission has also reviewed the guidelines issued by the Union Home Minister and has decided to conduct the polls that were earlier scheduled to be held on March 26.
The elections for 18 Rajya Sabha seats from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya and Rajasthan were supposed be conducted on March 26 but were postponed due to nationwide lockdown announced on March 24.
The lockdown enforced on March 25 was further extended on April 14, May 3 and May 17.
While 55 seats fell vacant in April due to the end of the term of the Rajya Sabha members, 37 seats from 10 states were filled in uncontested.