EC Postpones Elections to 11 UP MLCs Seats amid Lockdown

(Lucknow,UP) EC Postpones Elections to 11 UP MLC Seats amid Lockdown
These seats will fall vacant in May in view of the ongoing lockdown
The EC, however, did not give a date for holding the elections in its order issued on Friday.
“The tenure of 5 MLCs from
graduates’ constituency and
6 MLCs from teachers’ constituency
is coming to an end on May 6. Hence, elections should be held on these seats,” Chief Electoral Officer of Uttar Pradesh Ajay Kumar Shukla said in a statement.
The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council has 100 seats. At present, it has a strength of 99, while one seat is vacant.
The lockdown, which came into force on March 25, was imposed by the Centre to control the spread of coronavirus in the country.