Puducherry, Sep 21 : The by-election to the Kamaraj Nagar legislative assembly constituency in Puducherry will be held on October 21, Election Commission of India (ECI) announced in New Delhi on Saturday.
The filing of nominations begins on September 27 and the last date for withdrawal of nominations is October 3.
With the announcement of the election date, the Model Code of Conduct came into force in the constituency here.
Kamaraj Nagar assembly constituency fell vacant following Assembly Speaker V Vaithilingam (INC) resigning the seat after he won the Lok Sabha Election.
Following is the party position in the 33 members (including three nominated) territorial assembly :
Congress -14, DMK-3, Independent-1,N R Congress -7, AIADMK-4, BJP(nominated)-3, Vacant (Kamaraj Nagar)-1. (UNI)