The time period of the 243-member Bihar legislative Assembly comes to an finish on 29 November. Of the entire power, 38 seats are reserved for SCs and two for STs

The Election Commission on Friday introduced the ballot schedule for Bihar Assembly elections, which can be held in three phases between 28 October and 7 November.

The Assembly polls will be performed on 28 October, Three and 7 November. While the counting of votes will happen on 10 November, stated Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora.

For part one on 28 October, 71 constituencues in 16 districts will be lined

1) Date of situation of gazette notification: 1 October

2) Last date of nomination: 8 October

3) Scrutiny of nomination: 9 October

4) Last date of withdrawal of candidature: 12 October

5) Date of polling: 28 October

For second one on 3 November, 94 constituencies in 17 districts will go to polls

1) Date of situation of gazette notification: 9 October

2) Last date of nomination: 16 October

3) Scrutiny of nomination: 17 October

4) Last date of withdrawal of candidature: 19 October

5) Date of polling: 3 November

In the third part on 7 November, 78 constituencies in 15 districts will be lined

1) Date of situation of gazette notification: 13 October

2) Last date of nomination: 20 October

3) Scrutiny of nomination: 21 October

4) Last date of withdrawal of candidature: 23 October

5) Date of polling: 7 November

Announcing the COVID-19 pointers, Arora stated polling time has been elevated by one hour to keep away from crowding of polling stations and permit free motion of voters.

“It’ll be held from 7 am-6 pm, instead of 7 am-5 pm earlier. However, this will not be applicable to Left-wing affected areas,” stated Arora.

“All elections meetings will be monitored by-election and health officials. Public gatherings can take place following social distancing norms. The District Election Officers will decide on the number of people allowed in such gatherings,” he additional stated.

The Chief Election Commissioner stated that the ballot physique has held a number of interactions with CEO of Bihar and among the preparations being made for meeting elections amid COVID-19 are as follows:

1) 7 lakh sanitizers
2) 46 lakh masks
3) 6 lakh PPE kits
4) 7.6 lakh models of face shields
5) 23 lakh unit of hand gloves

Per polling station will enable 1,000 voters to facilitate social distancing pointers. “This will raise the number of polling stations to over 1 lakh in 2020 from 65,337 in 2015 poll,” stated Arora.

The complete electors in Bihar in 2015 was 67 million. The quantity has elevated to 72 million

The time period of the 243-member Bihar Legislative Assembly comes to an finish on 29 November. Of the entire power, 38 seats are reserved for SCs and two for STs.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who leads a coalition with the BJP, will battle for a fourth time period in these polls.

In the final Assembly elections in 2015, the JD(U), the RJD and the Congress had contested collectively below the Grand Alliance and shaped the federal government with an absolute majority.

However, the JD(U) later broke away from the alliance and shaped the federal government in Bihar by becoming a member of palms with the BJP.

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea in search of to postpone the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With inputs from PTI

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