Lucknow/UNI: Notification for the November 3 by-elections to seven Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh was issued on Friday.
The bypolls, said to be a mini Assembly polls and semi final before the 2022 Assembly elections, is expected to be a four-cornered contest as the ruling BJP, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress have announced to field separate candidates in all the seats.
There are eight Assembly seats vacant but the Election Commission was not holding the bypoll of Suar seat in Rampur due to pending petition in the High court.
Suar seat fell vacant following disqualification of Abdullah Azam, son of Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan, due to age forgery.
The nominations commenced from today and will end on October 16 while scrutiny of papers would be done on October 17. Candidates can withdraw their nominations till October 19 .
The polling would be held on November 3 and the counting of votes would be taken up on November 10 along with the counting of Bihar assembly votes.