Bihar ballot, 65 byelections to be held earlier than Nov 29: Election Commission

New Delhi, September 4

The pending byelections to 1 Lok Sabha and 64 Assembly seats unfold throughout 15 states and the Bihar ballot will probably be held “around the same time”, the Election Commission (EC) mentioned on Friday.

The time period of the Bihar Assembly ends on November 29 and the elections are more likely to be held someday in October-November.

Among the 64 vacant seats, 27 are in Madhya Pradesh. Most of those (27) fell vacant when insurgent Congress members resigned from the get together to hitch the BJP. The elections needed to be deferred within the wake of Covid-19 and monsoon.

The ballot panel mentioned, “One of the major factors in clubbing them together is the relative ease of movement of central forces and related logistics issues.” “Considering that the Bihar Assembly are also due and required to be completed before November 29, the Commission has decided to conduct all 65 byelections around the same time. Announcement of the schedule of Bihar poll and the bypoll will be done by the Commission at the appropriate time,” it mentioned. —TNS/PTI

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