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- Election 2020 News Update: (ECI) To States, Says Frame Broad Guidelines Within Three Days
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Assembly elections are due in Bihar in October-November. (File photo)
- In order to ensure that there is no hindrance in elections in the midst of the epidemic, the Commission directed the officials for comprehensive planning.
- Assembly elections are going to be held in October-November despite the epidemic and floods in Bihar
In the states where elections are going to be held in the next few months, the Election Commission has directed those states to set a guide line in three days. So that the coronavirus epidemic could lead to smooth voting. The Election Commission has also asked for a report about it.
Conditions likely to worsen during elections
On the basis of these instructions, the Commission has directed that the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of such states will prepare comprehensive plans for campaigning and voting in the respective states / districts. Conditions are likely to worsen during the election. The Election Commission will take further action after hearing from these states.
On this matter, the Election Commission sat down with political parties on Tuesday. During this, the parties made several suggestions. The suggestions and recommendations of the Chief Executive Officers of States and Union Territories were also considered.
Polling booths will be increased
The Election Commission recently sought suggestions from political parties in Bihar as to how to conduct the upcoming assembly elections. During this period, there was talk of increasing the number of polling booths in view of social distancing. Elections are due in Bihar in October-November. Elections are being held in the state despite coronaviruses and floods.