Biennial elections to the Karnataka Legislative Council by members of legislative assembly to fill 11 seats will be held on June 11, the Election Commission announced today. The election has been necessitated as the term of 11 membersof the council, elected by MLAs, will expire on June 17. The members who will retire are B J Puttaswamy (BJP),M R Seetharam (Congress), Motamma (Congress), D S Veeraiah (BJP), Syed Mudeer Aga (JDS), Somanna M Bevinamarad (BJP),Raghunath Rao Malkapure (BJP), Bhanu Prakash (BJP), C MIbrahim (Congress), K Govindaraj (Congress) and B S Suresh(IND). The notification for the biennial election will be issued on May 24, and the last date for filing of nominations is May31, the commission said in a press release. Scrutiny of nominations will be held on June 1, while the last datefor withdrawal of candidature is June 4, it said. The counting will be held on June 11, the commission said.