New Delhi, Sep 29 (UNI) The Election Commission on Tuesday announced that by-elections to 54 Assembly seats in 10 states will be held on November 3, while bypolls to one Lok Sabha seat in Bihar and two Assembly seats in Manipur will be held on November 7 and counting will take place on November 10. The Commission said that due to the local conditions arising out of COVID-19, there will be no by-elections for two Assembly seats each in Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and one in West Bengal.
The by-elections will be held on November 3 for 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, eight in Gujarat, seven in Uttar Pradesh, two in Jharkhand, two each in Karnataka, Odisha and Nagaland, and one each in Haryana, Telangana and Chhattisgarh.
While the bypolls to the Valmiki Nagar Parliamentary seat of Bihar will be held on November 7, two Assembly seats in Manipur will go to the polls on November 7, the Election Commission said.
According to the Election Commission, notification for 54 Assembly Constituencies will be issued on October 9, while voting will take place on November 3.
The last date for nomination is October 16, the scrutiny of nomination papers will take place on October 17 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is October 19.
The counting of votes will take place on November 10.
The notification for bypoll for the Valmiki Nagar Parliamentary Constituency of Bihar and for two Assembly Constituencies in Manipur (Lilong and Wangjing Tentha) will be issued on October 13.
The last date for nomination is October 20. The scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on October 21 and the last date for withdrawal of nominations is October 23.
The voting will take place on November 7, while the counting of votes will take place on November 10.
With the announcement of the schedule, the Model Code of Conduct has come into force.
Before announcing the schedule, the Election Commission on Tuesday decided not to conduct by-elections on seven seats at the Legislative Assemblies in four states ‘at this stage,’ after the poll panel received inputs from the Chief Secretaries and Chief Electoral Officers from these states.
These Assembly Constituencies include Rangapara and Sibsagar from Assam; Kuttanad and Chavara from Kerala; Tiruvottiyur and Gudiyattam (SC) from Tamil Nadu and Falakata (SC) from West Bengal.
In a separate statement here, the Election Commission said it has received inputs, expressing difficulties in conduct of elections and issues related to it from Chief Secretaries/Chief Electoral Officers from these states, where the term of House is up to May 31, 2021; June 1, 2021; May 24, 2021 and May 30, 2021, respectively.