MLC elections in Telugu States on March 9

Hyderabad: The Election Commission of India has issued a schedule for biennial elections to Legislative Council from Graduates and Teachers Constituencies in Telangana andA�AndhraA�PradeshA�States. The Election Commission has said that notifications will be released onA�February 13A�and receive nominations tillA�February 20. The elections will be conducted on March 9A�fromA�8am to 4 pmA�and results will be announced onA�March 15A�after counting of votes. The commission also said that scrutiny of received applications will be onA�February 21A�and withdrawals on 23. The model code of conduct will come into immediate effect in the districts in the respective constituencies.

The elections are being necessitated as three graduate MLCs and two Teacher MLC posts in Andhra Pradesh are falling vacant besides one Teacher MLC post is falling vacant as the incumbent members are getting retired onA�March 29.

From Telangana, Teacher MLC Katepally Janardhan Reddy representing Mahabubnagar-Ranga Reddy andA�HyderabadA�will be retiring onA�March 29. Similarly, from Andhra Pradesh, three graduate MLCs including MVS Sharma of Srikakulam-Vizianagaram-Visakhapatnam, Y Srinivasulu Reddy of Prakasam-Nellore-Chittoor constituency and Dr M Geyanand of Kadapa-Anantapur-Kurnool constituency, two Teacher MLCs — V Balasubramanyam of Prakasam-Nellore-Chittoor constituency and B Pullaiah of Kadapa-Anantapur-Kurnool constituency are retiring onA�March 29. a��NSS

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