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 have been deferred due to extreme rains and the pandemic.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who leads a coalition with the BJP, will battle for a fourth time period in these elections, with the opposition RJD and the Congress difficult him.
Last week, a workforce of Deputy Election Commissioners had returned from the state and submitted their report on the feasibility of conducting polls to the Commission.
On the affect 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 can be held through the pandemic, preparations being performed are totally different from those performed 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 autos, 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 may even be requested to put on face masks, which they are going to be requested to take away briefly for identification at the time of voting.