Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Polls to be held in three phases


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New Delhi, Sep 24: The election to the 243 seats of Bihar Assembly will be held on in three phases. This will be the first state election to be held amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In the first phase, 71 assembly constituencies in 16 districts will go to the polls. In second and third phases, 94 and 78 assembly constituencies will vote.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced the dates and the schedule of the Bihar Election 2020. The Bihar Election 2020 will be held in three phases and the results will be declared on November 10.

Chief Election commissioner Sunil Arora said, “World has changed significantly from the times when we announced the dates of elections for New Delhi. And not for the better. This is the new normal, not normal. Every aspect of our life has changed.”

“More than 70 countries have postponed elections so far. As Covid-19 is not showing any sign of abating, some way has to be found to value the democratic rights of the citizens,” the CEC said. “We have been doing parallel exercise of examining what to do with Bihar and other state bye-elections,” the CEC added.

Patients who are quarantined will be able to cast their vote on the last day of poll, at their respective polling stations, under the supervision of health authorities. This is beside the option of postal facility already extended to them. Polling time has been increased by one hour, but not in the Left Wing-affected areas, the CEC said. (AGENCIES)


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