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Bye Elections to the Bihar Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) – reg.

Biennial Election Division

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No. ECI/PN/02/2021
Dated: 06th January, 2021


Sub:-  Bye Elections to the Bihar Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) – reg. 

There are two casual vacancies in the Bihar Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly. The details of the vacancies are as follows: 

Name of Member

Nature of election

Cause of vacancy

Term up to

Sh. Vinod Narain Jha


Elected to Bihar Legislative Assembly on 11.11.2020


Sh. Sushil Kumar Modi


Resignation on 09.12.2020


2. The Commission has decided to hold two separate bye-elections to the Bihar Legislative Council by the members of the Legislative Assembly to fill the above mentioned vacancies as per the following common schedule: - 

S. No.




Issue of Notifications

11th January, 2021 (Monday)


Last Date of making nominations

18th January, 2021 (Monday)


Scrutiny of nominations

19th January, 2021  (Tuesday)


Last date for withdrawal of candidatures

21st January, 2021 (Thursday)


Date of Poll

28th January, 2021 (Thursday)


Hours of Poll

09:00 am to 04:00 pm


Counting of Votes

28th January, 2021 (Thursday) at 05:00 pm


Date before which election shall be completed

01st February, 2021 (Monday)

3.  Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: -

  • Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity
  • At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes:
    • Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out
    • Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations
  • Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs.

4. The Chief Secretary, Bihar is being directed 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 election.

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