The dates for Bihar assembly elections 2020 were announced. Assembly elections will be held in three phases in Bihar. Assembly elections in Bihar will begin with voting on October 28 and the last phase of voting will be held on November 7. On November 10, the results of the Bihar assembly elections will be revealed. Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said that the first phase of voting will be held on October 28, second phase voting on November 3 and third phase voting on November 7.
After this, the results of the Bihar assembly elections will be out on November 10. The term of the 243-member assembly of Bihar will end on 29 November.
Bihar election schedule:
First Phase Voting – October 28
Second Phase Voting – 3 November
Third phase voting – 7 November
The Election Commission said that Bihar elections will be held in three phases. In the first phase, voting will be held for 71 assembly seats in 16 districts. In the second phase, voting will be done for 94 assembly seats in 17 districts and in the third phase for 78 assembly seats in 15 districts.
Sunil Arora said that in view of security arrangements and festivals, the stages of Bihar elections have been reduced.
Sunil made it clear that due to Covid19, more than five people at a time would not be able to campaign at anyone’s house. In the assembly elections, only 5 people, including candidates, will participate in the door to door campaign. He also said that during the election campaign, social distancing will have to be followed in public gatherings.
“This time the parties and candidates will have a virtual election campaign. Due to Corona, big public meetings will not be held. In addition, no more than two vehicles can accompany any candidate during nomination” Arora said.
He further added that this time voting time will be extended. One hour more time has been kept for voting in Bihar elections. That is, voting will take place from seven in the morning to 6 in the evening.
However, this will not happen in Naxalite affected areas. In addition, corona patients will be able to vote in the last hour.