These retiring from these seats embrace Abdul Wahab (IUML), Ok Ok Ragesh (CPI M) and Vayalar Ravi (Congress).
The EC mentioned notification for the polls shall be issued on Tuesday and polling shall be held between 9 am and 4 pm on April 30. The votes shall be counted on the identical day.
In Rajya Sabha polls, votes are counted within the night.
The election course of for these seats have been within the information not too long ago after the EC had earlier put in abeyance these polls.
The choice of the ballot panel to subject a recent schedule got here on a day when the Kerala Excessive Court docket directed the it to carry the biennial election to the three Rajya Sabha seats from the state from the current state meeting.
“It’s seen that not less than after it arrived on the choice that it is the responsibility to see that the vacancies are crammed up on the earliest, the fee is but to take any steps for a similar,” the courtroom mentioned.
“When the Fee itself has admitted that it’s duty-bound to conduct the election and full the method on the earliest, it’s only applicable that it takes expeditious steps with out additional delay to finish the election earlier than one other citizens comes into existence on Could 02, 2021,” Justice P V Asha mentioned within the order.
Days after the EC put the Rajya Sabha polls within the state in abeyance, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had questioned the “political intervention” behind the fee’s choice.
The EC had then responded by saying that the Legislation Ministry has “no remit” to make advice on the schedule of Rajya Sabha elections.
Monday’s press observe mentioned the EC had then “obtained a reference” from the Legislation Ministry “whereby a query of constitutional propriety was raised.”
Initially, election to the three Rajya Sabha seats was to be held on April 12.
Members of legislative meeting elect Rajya Sabha members. The MLAs of the outgoing meeting, by which the ruling LDF has a majority, have been to elect the three new members.
Polling for Kerala meeting elections have been held on April 6 and counting will happen on Could 2.
Rajya Sabha elections are often held earlier than the expiry of the time period of retiring members.