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Bihar elections, 65 pending bypolls to be held around same time: EC

"One of the major factors in clubbing them together is the relative ease of movement of central forces and related logistics issues," a Commission statement said

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The term of the Bihar assembly ends on November 29 and elections are likely to be held sometime in October-November.

The on Friday said it has decided to hold65 pending by-elections and the Bihar assembly polls "around the same time".

There are 64 vacancies in the legislative assemblies of various states and one in Lok Sabha.

"One of the major factors in clubbing them together is the relative ease of movement of central forces and related logistics issues," a Commission statement said.

The term of the Bihar assembly ends on November 29 and elections are likely to be held sometime in October-November.

"... (the) Commission has decided to conduct all the 65 bye-elections and the General Assembly

Elections of Bihar around the same time... Announcement of schedule of Bihar General Assembly Elections as well


as these bye-elections will be done by the Commission at appropriate time," it said.

Several were deferred recently due to excessive rains and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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First Published: Fri, September 04 2020. 15:32 IST
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