The Election Fee on Friday introduced the dates for the Bihar Meeting elections. Holding a press convention, the Election Fee at the moment stated the Bihar Meeting elections can be held in three phases. The primary part (on 71 seats) can be carried out in roughly throughout 31,000 polling stations. The second part (on 94 seats) can be carried out in roughly throughout 42,000 polling stations, whereas the third part (on 78 seats) can be carried out throughout 33,500 polling stations.
Listed here are the polling particulars for the primary, second and third part of Bihar Meeting Elections
Date of polling – October 28
Seats – 71
Date of polling – November three
Seats – 94
Date of polling – November 7
Seats – 78
The counting of votes for the Bihar Meeting Elections can be carried out on November 10, 2020.
The Election Fee stated greater than 70 international locations have postponed their elections as a result of coronavirus pandemic. At present we can be asserting the election dates for one of many largest states in India – Bihar, the EC stated.
“The world has modified considerably, and definitely not for the higher. The uncertainty and devastation attributable to COVID-19 have modified the best way we reside and work. It has compelled a brand new regular,” CEC Sunil Arora stated.
“Because the pandemic unfold internationally, all election officers first thought it was wanted to postpone elections and maintain them in a extra condusive setting. Greater than 70 international locations postponed their elections. Nonetheless, as days handed, many international locations took the brave choices to go forward with their election schedules with security norms,” the CEC stated.
Speaking of the coronavirus pointers for voters and polling employees, the Election Fee says the primary main step that has been taken is to scale back the variety of electors at every polling station. This has diminished from 1,500 to 1,000, stated CEC Arora. There can be sanitizers in any respect polling cubicles and will probably be obligatory for everybody to put on masks, the CEC stated.
Additionally, the polling time has been elevated by an hour – from 7 am to six pm.
“Voters who’ve examined COVID-19 constructive will be capable to forged their votes over the last hour on the final day of polling,” the CEC stated.
Over 7 lakh hand sanitiser items, about 46 lakh masks, 6 lakh PPE kits, 6.7 lakh items of faces-shields, 23 lakh (pairs of) hand gloves have been organized for the Bihar elections 2020. For voters particularly, 7.2 crore single-use hand gloves organized, the CEC stated at the moment.
“We’re all conscious that the time period of Meeting in Bihar is expiring on November 29. Bihar Meeting holds a energy of 243 members of which 38 seats are reserved for SCs and two for STs,” CEC Sunil Arora stated.
Speaking of the use and misuse of social media, CEC Sunil Arora stated, “Anybody making an attempt to misuse social media with respect to elections shall must face penalties beneath the regulation.”
Bihar election is the primary main election that’s being held in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who will contest the Bihar election for a fourth time period with help from the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP), has been challenged by Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress.
Chirag Paswan, who has of late adopted a rebellious stance towards Kumar, swears by his loyalty in the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in whose cupboard his father and LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan is a minister. Chirag has additionally gone to the extent of red-flagging Nitish because the chief minister face of the NDA.