New Delhi, Sep 4 (UNI) The Election Commission on Friday said that Bihar Assembly polls and the 65 bypolls due in various states will be conducted simultaneously. Currently, there are 65 clear vacancies due for by-elections in Assembly /Parliamentary Constituency, out of which there are 64 vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of various states and 1(one) vacancy for Parliamentary Constituency, the Election Commission said in a statement.
‘Considering that General Assembly Elections of Bihar are also due and required to be completed before 29th November 2020, the Commission has decided to conduct all the 65 bye-elections and the General Assembly Elections of Bihar around the same time,’ the statement read.
One of the major factors in clubbing them together is the relative ease of movement of CAPF/ other law and order forces, and related logistics issues.
‘Announcement of schedule of Bihar General Assembly Elections as well as these bye-elections will be done by the Commission at appropriate Time,’ it said.
The Election Commission meeting was held on Friday regarding holding of bye-elections due in various states.The Commission reviewed the reports and inputs from Chief Secretaries/ Chief Electoral Officers of many of the concerned states seeking deferment of the bye-elections in their states in view of several factors including the extra-ordinary heavy rains in some places and other constraints like pandemic etc.