These seats include ten from UP, six each from Maharashtra and Bihar, five each from West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, four each from Gujarat and Karnataka, three each from Telengana,Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, two from Jharkhand and one each from Chaattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Haryana.
The Commission will also hold by-election to one Rajya Sabha seat of Kerala on the same date. The seat has fallen vacant following the resignation of Veerendra Kumar last year before the expiration of his term of office.
The Commission has directed that for the purpose of marking preference(s) on the ballot paper only integrated violet colour sketch pen of pre-fixed specification, provided by the Returning Officer, shall be used. No other pen shall, under any circumstances, be used in the above said elections.(UNI)