Relief to Uddhav Thackeray as Election Commission Decides to Hold Polls to Maharashtra Legislative Council before May 28

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New Delhi: In a much needed relief to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, the Election Commission of India on Friday decided to hold polls for the nine vacant seats in the Maharashtra Legislative Council, the Upper House of the State.

For Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to retain his post he needs to be elected from one of the nine seats by May 28.
The nine legislative council seats fell vacant on April 24.

The 288-members of the Maharashtra Assembly will vote to elect the members to the Upper House.

The Commission had earlier decided to postpone the elections on April 3 in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

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