ECI To Not Announce By Polls Details Of Assam, Kerala, West Bengal And MP

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The Election Commission of India (ECI,) on the 29th of September decided to not conduct by-polls of Assam, West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

The decision was taken after a discussion with the chief secretaries and the electoral officers of all the states. 

Sunil Arora, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of the ECI, announced to not announce by-polls of these states. 

Mr. Arora received representations from some states, especially southern states, to defer the polling exercise in the wake of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.

The decision was taken after a meeting with the poll body, regarding the by-polls. 

Nearly 65 Assembly constituencies would conduct bypolls around the time when the Bihar Assembly elections would be held. 

The Lok Sabha seat to which the by-poll is to be held is Valmiki Nagar in Bihar.

The 64 Assembly seats, include 27 from Madhya Pradesh which were vacated after Congress MLAs followed their leader Jyotiraditya Scindia in joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP,) and others from Assam, West Bengal and Kerala. 

Meanwhile, the Bihar Assembly polls would take place in three phases, the 28th of October, 3rd of November and the 7th of November. 

The results of the elections would be announced on the 10th of November.

Stay tuned for further updates.


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