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Notification out for Rajya Sabha polls in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: A notification for conducting elections to three Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha was issued here today.

The notification was issued by returning Officer Rajesh Prabhakar Patil.

As per the notification, the candidates can file the nomination papers from today between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm at room number 54 of Odisha Legislative Assembly till March 12.

The nomination papers will be scrutinized on March 13 and March 15 has been set as the deadline for withdrawing the nominations, Patil said.

The polling will be held between 9 AM and 4 PM on March 23, while the votes will be counted at 5 PM on the same day.

Notably, three seats in Rajya Sabha from the state will fall vacant as the tenure of BJD Members AU Singhdeo and Dilip Tirkey as well as BJD-backed Independent candidate AV Swami is scheduled to end on April 2.

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