Bypoll to Malappuram Lok Sabha seat on April 12, counting on 17text_fields
Kozhikode: The bypoll to the Malappuram Lok Sabha seat will be held on April 12, a release from the Election Commission said. The counting will take place on April 17.
The by-election was necessitated by the death of Muslim League leader E Ahamed, who represented the constituency in the Lok Sabha.
Nominations can be submitted till March 23 while March 27 is the last date to withdraw the nomination.
As per reports, Muslim League leader P K Kunhalikutty is likely to contest as the UDF candidate in Malappuram.
Bypolls to two other Lok Sabha seats and 12 Assembly seats will also be held in April to fill up vacancies in the electoral college months ahead of the election for the President's office due later this year.
The term of President Pranab Mukherjee is coming to an end on July 24.
The other vacant Lok Sabha seats are Anantnag and Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. While Amritsar seat in Punjab was also vacant, the bypoll was held along with the Punjab Assembly polls on February 4.