Pushkar Singh Dhami, who lost Khatima seat, to contest bypoll from Champawat
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who is not a member of the state legislative assembly, will contest the upcoming by-election from the Champawat seat, announced the BJP on Thursday. The voting will take place on May 31 and the results will be declared on June 3.
The Election Commission on Monday announced the schedule for the bypolls in three assembly constituencies of Uttarakhand, Kerala and Odisha. The constituencies which are due to hold polls include Champawat, Brajarajnagar in Odisha and Thrikkakara in Kerala.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kailash Gehtori had resigned from the Champawat assembly seat paving the way for Dhami to contest assembly by-polls.
Dhami had lost from the Khatima constituency in the polls held in February.
Assembly elections were held in Uttarakhand on February 14 to elect 70 members of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly. The results were declared on March 10.
The by-election to the Brajrajnagar assembly seat was necessitated following the demise of Kishore Kumar Mohanty of the BJD. The bypoll in Thrikkakara was necessitated following the demise of PT Thomas of the Congress.
The bypolls will also help the EC fill up vacancies in the electoral college which elects the President of India. The term of the incumbent president ends on July 24.
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