The Election Fee of India on Wednesday introduced the dates for by-polls to a few seats of the legislative councils in Andhra Pradesh and Bihar. The election physique additionally issued notification for biennial polls for 12 seats of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council.
These elections will likely be held on January 28 held between 9am to 4pm and the counting of votes will happen on the identical day at 5pm, in accordance with the election fee. The final date for submitting nominations for the polls is January 18, it added.
The by-polls for the Bihar Legislative Council are being held for the posts vacated by Vinod Narain Jha and former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi. Jha was elected to the Bihar Legislative Meeting in November and Modi had resigned from his place after being elected to the Rajya Sabha final yr.
In Andhra Pradesh, the election will likely be held for the seat vacated by Telugu Desam Social gathering (TDP) insurgent Pothula Sunitha. Sunitha tendered her resignation as an MLA final yr and prolonged help to Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Social gathering (YSRCP) claiming that the TDP authorities was hindering the event of backward courses within the state.
Uttar Pradesh will maintain biennial elections for 12 seats of the state legislative council because the time period of those 12 legislators is expiring on the finish of the month.
The fee in its notification additionally introduced that elections should be performed following social distancing and different precautionary measures on account of Covid-19. It has requested folks related to the ballot course of to make use of masks throughout the elections. It has requested the authorities to make sure thermal scanning is finished for folks concerned within the electoral course of and hand sanitisers are offered in any respect the areas.
India has performed a number of elections amid Covid-19. The Bihar meeting elections, Better Hyderabad Municipal elections, Karnataka gram panchayat elections and a number of other by-polls in Madhya Pradesh and different states have been efficiently held regardless of the pandemic.