Press Release l Bye Election to the Council of States from West Bengal

There is a casual vacancy in the Council of States from West Bengal as per following details: -


Name of Members


Date of vacancy

Term Up to

West Bengal

Shri Dinesh Trivedi




2.               The Commission has decided to hold bye-election to the Council of States from West Bengal to fill up the above-mentioned vacancy in accordance with the following schedule: -

S. No




Issue of Notifications

  22nd  July, 2021 (Thursday)


Last date of making nominations

29th July, 2021 (Thursday)


Scrutiny of nominations

30th July, 2021  (Friday)


Last date for withdrawal of candidatures

02nd August, 2021  (Monday)


Date of Poll

09th August, 2021 (Monday)


Hours of Poll

09:00 am-04:00 pm


Counting of Votes

09th August, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00 pm


Date before which election shall be completed

10th August, 2021 (Tuesday)



















3.         Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: -

I.          Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity

II.         At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes:

(a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out:

(b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations

III.        Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs.

4.         The Chief Secretary, West Bengal is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the said bye election.