EC to announce schedule of bypolls at “appropriate time”


PTI, Jul 24, 2020, 3:48 PM IST

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday said it will announce the schedule for holding by-elections to assembly and Lok Sabha seats at an “appropriate time”.

A total of 57 bypolls 56 assembly seats and one Lok Sabha constituency are due.

But the Commission did not specify whether the decision has been taken for all pending by-elections.

The announcement came after the poll panel decided to defer eight bypolls seven assemblies and one Lok Sabha seat — citing floods and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The six-month deadline to hold these eight bypolls was ending on September 7.

The remaining 49 bypolls are due after September.

An EC spokesperson tweeted that “a decision to hold by-elections in assembly and parliamentary constituencies was taken by the Commission after a review today (on Friday).”

“The schedule etc. shall be announced at an appropriate time,” the spokesperson said without specifying whether the decision pertaining to all 57 bypolls or the eight deferred due to pandemic and floods.

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