The Election Commission of India (ECI,) on the 25th of September, announced the schedule of Bihar Assembly Elections 2020.
The Bihar Assembly Elections would start from the 28th of October and would be conducted in three phases till the 7th of November.
Bihar polls would be conducted for a total of 243 seats in three phases.
The first phase would be held on the 28th of October, the second phase on the 3rd of November and the third phase on the 7th of November.
This is the first big election after the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 broke out in 2020 January.
In the 1st phase a total of 71 constituencies of 16 districts would go for elections on the 28th of October.
In the 2nd phase, 94 constituencies of 17 districts would conduct polls on the 3rd of November.
In the 3rd phase, 78 constituencies of 15 districts would conduct polls on the 7th of November.
While the gazette notifications regarding the first poll and nomination would be issued on the 1st of October, nominations would continue till the 8th of October.
Scrutiny for the filed nominations would be held on the 9th of October and withdrawal of the nominations would be allowed till the 12th of October.
For the second phase, gazette notification would be issued on the 9th of October and the last date of filing nominations is on the 16th of October.
The scrutiny of the filed nominations would take place on the 17th of October. The last date to withdraw candidature is on the 19th of October.
For the third and final phase, the gazette notification would be issued on the 13th of October.
Last date of filing nomination is on the 20th of October, followed by scrutiny of nominations on the 21st of October and the last date to withdraw candidature is on the 23rd of October.
The counting of votes would be held on the 10th of November, following which results would be announced.
The Bihar Assembly’s current term, under the leadership of the Janata Dal (United) is set to expire on the 29th of November.
Political parties in the fray for the 2020 Bihar Assembly elections are the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD,) the Indian National Congress (INC,) the Communist Party of India (CPI,) the Janata Dal (United) (JD[U],) the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP,) the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP.)
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