Bihar polls have to be conducted before November 29 : ECI

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced to conduct 65 by-elections (64 vacant assembly constituencies and 1 Paraliamentary constituency) in various states along with Bihar assembly polls.

The Schedule of the Bihar Poll will be announced by the Election Commission of India at an appropriate timings. The decision was taken on Friday by Election Commission of India (ECI).

“By-elections were due for 64 for Assembly constituencies and one Parliamentary seat.” said the ECI. The review reports have been presented by the commission and necessary inputs have also been taken from Chief Secretary/Chief Electoral Officers of many states.

Several situational awareness about the places and deferment of Bypolls in view of Pandemic or heavy rains etc.

ECI is also considering that Bihar elections are required to be completed before November 29. EC are expected to hold elections around that time.

“One of the major factors in clubbing them together is the relative ease of movement of Central Armed Police Forces/other law and order forces, and related logistics issues”, it said.