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Congress seeks concurrent elections to 2 Rajya Sabha seats

THE ASIAN AGE. | PRAMOD KUMAR
Published : Jun 18, 2019, 3:24 am IST
Updated : Jun 18, 2019, 3:24 am IST

The EC had cited two Delhi high court judgments in support of its decision to hold election to two seats separately.

(Photo: File)
 (Photo: File)

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to hold separate elections to two Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat even though they are being held on the same day.

The EC in a June 15 notification had anno-unced that the elections to the seats would take place separately, even though the schedule for the filing of nomination papers and casting of votes would be the same.

The EC had cited two Delhi high court judgments in support of its decision to hold election to two seats separately.

Two seats fell vacant after the election of the Bharatiya Janata Party president and home minister Amit Shah and that of the Union women and child development minister Smriti Irani to Lok Sabha. While Mr Shah has won from Gandhinagar, Ms Irani won from Amethi.

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