The seats of Kuttanad and Chavara became vacant with the death of Thomas Chandy and Vijayan Pillai. There are 64 vacancies in the legislative assemblies of various states and one in Lok Sabha.
Several polls were deferred recently due to excessive rains and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CEO said that the submission of nomination will be made online for the elections. A guideline will be issued for election campaigning given the coronavirus situation.
“One of the major factors in clubbing them together is the relative ease of movement of central forces and related logistics issued”, the Commission in a statement said.
Commission has decided to conduct all the 65 by-elections & General Assembly elections of Bihar around the same time. One of the major factors in clubbing them together is relative ease of movement of CAPF/ other law & order forces, & related logistics issues: Election Commission pic.twitter.com/jCWsLoZD2A
— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2020
The Election Commission of India has announced that elections will be held in Bihar on time, i.e. before November 29. Assembly elections are going to be held in the month of October-November this year in Bihar.
Meanwhile, the Former Chief Minister of Bihar, Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM(S) on Friday reignited its rivalry with the Lok Janshakti Party, warning it will field a candidate against LJP if Ram Vials Paswan’s party puts up nominees to take on the JD(U) in the Bihar assembly polls, reflecting the unease in the state’s ruling alliance.