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Biennial Elections to the Legislative Councils of Uttar Pradesh from 35 Local Authorities’ Constituencies.



Biennial Elections to the Legislative Councils of Uttar Pradesh from 35 Local Authorities’ Constituencies. 


            The term of office of 36 members in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council elected from 35 Local Authorities’ Constituencies, has expired on 15th January, 2016 on the retirement of those members as given below:

S. No.
Name of Member
Name of Local Authorities’ Constituency
1.       
Shri Parmeshwar Lal
Moradabad Bijnor
2.       
Sh. Kesar Singh
Rampur Bareilly
3.       
Sh. Jitendra Yadav
Budaun
4.       
Kunwar Jayesh Prasad
Pilibhit Shahjahanpur
5.       
Shri Abdul Hannan
Hardoi
6.       
Shri R.S. Kushwaha
Kheri
7.       
Shri Rakesh Singh
Sitapur
8.       
Shri Arvind Kumar Tripathi  “ Guddu Tripathi”
Lucknow-Unnao
9.       
Shri Dinesh Pratap Singh   S/o Late Mahaveer Singh
Rai-Bareli
10.   
Shri Akshay Pratap Singh
Pratapgarh
11.   
Shri Ashok Singh
Sultanpur
12.   
Shri Har Govind Singh (vacant from 25.2.2015 due to resignation)
Barabanki
13.   
Shri Arunveer Singh
Bahraich
14.   
Smt. Savita Singh
Gonda
15.   
Shri Manoj Kumar Singh alias “Guddu”
Faizabad
16.   
Shri Manish Jaiswal
Basti-Siddharth Nagar
17.   
Shri Ganesh Shanker Pandey
Gorakhpur-Maharajganj
18.   
Shri Sanjeev Dwivedy alias Ramu Dwivedy
Deoria
19.   
Shri Kailash Yadav
Azamgarh-Mau
20.   
Shri Ravi Shanker Singh “Pappu”
Ballia
21.   
Shri Rajdev Singh
Ghazipur
22.   
Smt. Prabhawati Pal (vacant from 5.10.15 due to resignation)
Jaunpur
23.   
Smt. Annapurna Singh alias Poonam Singh
Varanasi

24.   
Shri Shyam Narain Singh alias Vineet Singh
Mirzapur-Sonbhadra
25.   
Shri Suraj Bhan Karwaria
Allahabad
26.   
Smt. Husna Siddiqui
Banda-Hamirpur
27.   
Dr. Sant Ram Niranjan
Jhansi-Jalaun-Lalitpur
28.   
Shri Ashok Katiyar
Kanpur-Fatehpur
29.   
Shri Manoj Agarwal
Etawah-Farrukhabad
30.   
Dr. Swadesh Kumar alias Veeru Suman
Agra-Firozabad
31.   
Shri Lekhraj
Mathura-Etah-Mainpuri
32.   
Shri Chandrapratap Singh Yadav alias Chandu Bhaiya
Mathura-Etah-Mainpuri
33.   
Shri. Mukul Upadhyay
Aligarh
34.   
Shri. Anil Kumar Awana
Bulandshahr
35.   
Shri. Prashant Chaudhary
Meerut-Ghaziabad
36.   
Shri Mohd. Iqbal
Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur


            The biennial election to fill up these seats of the members, vacated due to their retirement could not be conducted before their retirement as the percentage of the local bodies/electors was less than 75% which is the requisite minimum for holding election from Local Authorities’ Constituency as per the norm specified by the Commission and upheld by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in in Election Commission of India Vs Shivaji and Ors (AIR 1988 SC V 1).
                  Now, as per the information furnished by the CEO, Uttar Pradesh, the percentage of the local bodies/electors is more than 75%, and therefore, the Commission has decided to hold  biennial election to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council from 35 Local Authorities’ Constituencies to fill up 36 vacated seats as per the following schedule:

1         
Issue of Notification
:
8th February, 2016 (Monday)
2         
Last date of making nominations
:
15th February, 2016 (Monday)
3         
Scrutiny of nominations
:
16th February, 2016 (Tuesday)
4         
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures
:
18th February, 2016 (Thursday)
5         
Date of poll
:
3rd March, 2016 (Thursday)
6         
Hours of poll  
:
8.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M
7         
Counting of Votes
:
6th March, 2016 (Sunday) at 8.00 AM
8         
Date before which election shall be completed
:
9th March, 2016 (Wednesday)

            The term of office of the members to be elected to the Legislative Council from the Local Authorities’ Constituencies’ mentioned above will be subject to the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in SLP(C) No. 17123/15 (Election Commission of India Vs. Devesh Chandra Thakur and Ors.).
The Model Code of Conduct will come into force with immediate effect in the district(s) in which the above Constituencies are comprised in. In addition, the ECI instructions relating to defacement of Public & Private properties shall also be applicable. A detailed instruction with regard to applicable provisions of Model Code of Conduct for this election has been separately issued.

Election Commission of India
New Delhi : 29th January ,2016


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