SHILLONG, Sept 22 - By-elections to seven District Councils seats in Meghalaya would be held on December 13 after the Supreme Court gave its ruling. The State Government has also fixed December 16 for counting of votes. On October 10, the draft electoral roll would be published.
The way for the by-elections has been paved after the State Government approached Supreme Court through a Special Leave Petition. The decision to approach the apex court was taken after Meghalaya High Court objected to the dates fixed by the State Government.
The seats to the District Councils � six in Khasi Hills and one in Jaintia Hills � have fallen vacant following the passage of the Prevention of Disqualification (Members of Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya) (Amendment) Act, 2015.
The legislation barred MLAs from holding additional post of the District Councils and so seven MLAs who were holding posts of MDCs had resigned.