This will be the primary state election to be held in India because the starting of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
- Last Updated: September 25, 2020, 8:54 AM IST
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The Election Commission of India will announce the dates for the meeting elections in Bihar at 12.30 pm on Friday. This will be the primary state election to be held in India because the starting of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The elections are seemingly to be held in mid-October, in a couple of section due to Covid-19 precautions. Bihar has to elect a brand new 243-member meeting by November 29.
Along with the meeting polls, the Election Commission has additionally determined to maintain 65 pending by-elections to fill vacancies in numerous assemblies and one in Lok Sabha. The bypolls had been deferred due to extreme rains and the pandemic.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who leads a coalition with the BJP, will combat for a fourth time period in these elections, with the opposition RJD and the Congress difficult him.
Last week, a staff of Deputy Election Commissioners had returned from the state and submitted their report on the feasibility of conducting polls to the Commission.
On the influence of Covid-19 on the election, the CEC has highlighted how Covid-19 exigencies and social distancing measures have been launched to safely conduct the polls.
Since Bihar elections will be held through the pandemic, preparations being completed are totally different from those completed earlier for elections held earlier than Covid.
The EC has imposed restrictions on campaigning, saying solely 5 folks can marketing campaign door-to-door. It has additionally restricted candidate convoy for roadshows to 5 automobiles, amongst different measures.
Guidelines have additionally been issued for polling day, with the variety of polling stations being elevated. A most of 1,000 voters being allowed to vote at a polling station. Earlier, the utmost quantity was 1500. All voters can even be requested to put on face masks, which they may be requested to take away briefly for identification on the time of voting.