While the term of Antony (from Kerala) and Sharma (HP) would expire on 2nd April, Gill’s (Punjab) would end on 9th April.
Biennial elections to 13 seats from six states — five in Punjab, three in Kerala, two in Assam and one each in Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Tripura and by-election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of senior Samajwadi Party leader Janeshwar Mishra (UP) would be held on 26th March.
Counting of votes would be taken up on the same day.
Besides Antony, Sharma and Gill, others who would be retiring are Silvius Condpan and Syeda Anwara Taimur (from Assam), Abdul Wahab Peeve and A Vijayaraghavan (Kerala), Khekiho Zhimomi (Nagaland), Matilal Sarkar (Tripura) and Ashwani Kumar, Naresh Gujral, Dharam Pal and Varinder Singh (Punjab).
According to the schedule, the notifications would be issued on 9th March. Last date for filing nominations would be on 16th March and the scrutiny the following day.
Last date for withdrawal of nominations would be on 19th March.