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Rajya Sabha Election Dates For Six Tamil Nadu Seats Announced

The Election Commission on Tuesday fixed July 18 as the date for Rajya Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, where six seats are falling vacant next month.

The notification for the Rajya Sabha elections would be issued on July 1 and the counting of votes will take place immediately after, the EC said.

The terms of six Rajya Sabha members from Tamil Nadu are to end on July 24. The outgoing members include Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham leader Kanimozhi, who was recently elected to the Lok Sabha.

The five other outgoing members are D Raja of the Communist Party of India, and R Lakshmanan, KR Arjunan, V Maitreyan and T Rathinavel—all of who belong to the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham.

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