EC reschedules bypoll dates for Karnataka, Maharashtra legislative councils

The Election Commission on Thursday announced new schedule for the polls in three bye elections to Karnataka Legislative Council and one bye election to Maharashtra Legislative Council, which will be held on October 4, 2018.

Earlier, the Commission had announced the last date for making nomination on September 22, however, the date was falls on the category of 4th Saturday of the month, which was declared as ‘public holiday’, the poll body said in a release.

According to the new schedule, the last date for the nomination will be September 24 and scrutiny will be held on next day. Last date for the withdrawal of the nomination will be on September 27 and the counting will be held on October 4, the release said. 

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