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Biennial Election to the Bihar Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) – reg.


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No. ECI/PN/40/2020 
Dated: 15thJune, 2020

PRESS NOTE

Biennial Election to the Bihar Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) –  reg.

 The term of 09 members of the Bihar Legislative Council elected by the members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) has expired on 06.05.2020. Details are given as under:

S.No.

Name of the Member

Date of Retirement

1.            

Ashok Choudhary

 

 

 

 

06.05.2020

2.            

Krishan Kumar Singh

3.            

Prashant Kumar Shahi

4.            

Sanjay Prakash

5.            

Satish Kumar

6.            

Radha Mohan Sharma

7.            

Sonelal Mehta

8.            

Md. Haroon Rashid

9.            

Hira Prasad Vind

 

2.      Considering the prevailing unforeseen situation of public health emergency due to COVID-19 and the guidelines & orders passed under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 by the competent authority, the Election Commission, on 03.04.2020 passed an Order under Article 324 of Constitution of India read with section 16 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951,and directed that the process of election to the abovementioned seats shall be initiated at a later date after reviewing the prevailing situation.

 3.       The Commission, after receiving inputs from CEO, Bihar,has now decided that above mentioned biennial election to the Bihar Legislative Council by members of Legislative Assembly be held in accordance with the following programme:

 

S. No.

Events

Dates

1.    

Issue of Notification

18th June, 2020 (Thursday)

2.    

Last Date of making nominations

25th June, 2020 (Thursday)

3.    

Scrutiny of nominations

26th June, 2020 (Friday)

4.    

Last date for withdrawal of candidatures

29th June, 2020 (Monday)

5.    

Date of Poll

06th July, 2020 (Monday)

6.    

Hours of Poll

09:00 am to 04:00 pm

7.    

Counting of Votes

06th July, 2020 (Monday)at 05:00 pm

8.    

Date before which election shall be completed

08th July, 2020 (Wednesday)

 

4.       Adequate measures for close monitoring of the election process by appointing observers shall be taken to ensure free and fair election.

5.       Commission has also directed the Chief Secretary of the State to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the elections.


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