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Election for 3 RS Kerala seats falling vacant on June 21

Press Trust of India 

The Election Commission today announced biennial polls to three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala, including the one held by upper house deputy chairman P J Kurien, falling vacant on July 1.

The election would be held on June 21 for which the notification would be issued on June 4, the poll panel said.

Kurien (Congress), Joy Abraham (Kerala Congress-M) and C P Narayanan (CPI-M) are retiring on July 1.

As of now, out of the nine RS seats in the state, three each are held by Congress and CPI (M) and one each by Kerala Congress-M, IUML and an Independent member.

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First Published: Wed, May 30 2018. 13:40 IST