The Election Fee on Tuesday determined to not announce by-polls in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu after receiving inputs from chief secretaries and electoral officers.
In line with the fee, chief secretaries and chief electoral officers from these 4 states have expressed to the EC about difficulties in conduct of elections and points associated to it.
The polls had been to be held in Assam’s Rangapara and Sibsagar, Kerala’s Kuttanad and Chavara, Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvottiyur and Gudiyattam, and West Bengal’s Falakata.
“The Fee has determined to not announce the conduct of elections at this stage within the above seven vacancies in legislative assemblies of the state of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.” EC’s assertion mentioned.
As for vacancies in different states, the assertion said that “the fee will resolve after taking vital inputs from the states involved”.
Folks aware of the matter had earlier informed Hindustan Instances that it doesn’t make sense to carry the elections in Kerala, the place there are solely two vacancies, because the meeting within the state is because of be re-elected earlier than June 2021.
One meeting seat every in Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Karnataka and West Bengal; 5 meeting seats in Manipur and eight every in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh are additionally vacant.
In July, the EC had deferred the by-elections to at least one Lok Sabha and 7 meeting seats past the six month interval because of the onset of monsoon and prospects of floods and the Covid-19 pandemic.