EC to announce schedule of bypolls at “appropriate time”


New Delhi, July 24

The Election Commission on Friday mentioned it is going to announce the schedule for holding by-elections to meeting and Lok Sabha seats at an “appropriate time”.

A complete of 57 bypolls—56 meeting seats and one Lok Sabha constituency—are due.

But the Commission didn’t specify whether or not the choice has been taken for all pending by-elections.

The announcement got here after the ballot panel determined to defer eight bypolls—seven meeting and one Lok Sabha seat—citing floods and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The six-month deadline to carry these eight bypolls was ending on September 7.

The remaining 49 bypolls are due after September.

An EC spokesperson tweeted that “a decision to hold by-elections in assembly and parliamentary constituencies was taken by the Commission after a review today (on Friday).” “The schedule etc. shall be announced at an appropriate time,” the spokesperson mentioned with out specifying whether or not the choice pertained to all 57 bypolls or the eight deferred on account of pandemic and floods. —PTI

 



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