Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 23
Even as a number of of the events demanded postponement of the Assembly elections in Bihar in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, sources within the Election Commission (EC) have mentioned the elections could be held on time.
The time period of the 243-member Bihar legislative Assembly involves an finish on November 29 and indications rising out of the ballot panel counsel that elections could possibly be held someday in October-November. “We are preparing to hold assembly elections in Bihar well before the end of the term of the existing assembly,” mentioned a senior EC official.
The state’s principal opposition social gathering, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, has questioned the necessity for holding the elections amid the pandemic. The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), a constituent of the ruling NDA, has additionally urged the ballot panel to postpone the polls.
Political events had just lately responded to a letter from the EC in search of ideas on the way to conduct campaigning throughout the pandemic for the upcoming Bihar elections and sure different bypolls.
A few days in the past, the EC had come out with broad pointers to carry elections amid the pandemic.