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Assembly elections in Bihar: Dates may be announced till the last week of September; Expected to vote in 2 to 3 phases, separate booths will be created for Corona Infectants

  • The number of booths will be increased by 50% so that the booth does not get crowded during the voting.
  • Political parties will be able to hold a meeting for campaigning, but social distancing will have to be maintained in it.

Assembly elections in Bihar are almost scheduled to be held on time. Earlier it was being said that due to Corona, elections could be postponed. According to Election Commission sources, dates can be announced in the third week of September. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also mentioned at an event on Thursday that elections will be held by September.

Voting on 243 seats in the state can be held in two to three phases. The Election Commission is also preparing to set up a separate booth for the Corona-infected people. The Election Commission will hold a meeting with all DMs of Bihar on Monday through video conferencing. During this time the guidelines to be released for the election will be discussed. On the other hand, in the state till Friday afternoon, corona cases have increased to more than 1.15 lakh. At the same time, 574 people have died of this disease.

Nitish said- Election will be announced in September


The elections are expected to be held on time in the state, because on Thursday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said in the program of the Department of Rural Affairs, “Election dates will be announced in September. Respected Minister! You will only be able to work till August. Minister, you will remain in the election field. The secretary has to handle all the work from next month.

 

50% booths can be increased


According to sources, the number of booths is being increased by 50% so that the booth does not get crowded during the voting. In the last election, 72 thousand booths were built in the entire state. This year 1.6 lakh booths can be built. Arrangements are being made to not have more than 1000 voters at a booth.

 

Electoral meeting will be held with social distancing


Political parties will be able to hold a meeting for campaigning, but social distancing will have to be maintained in it. The Election Commission will decide in advance the place of meeting. The Election Commission will issue guidelines regarding this. For this, the help of experts is being sought.

 

Poll workers will be wearing PPE kits


Separate booths will be built for the corona infected. Polling personnel will be wearing PPE kits at these booths. Arrangements can also be made to ensure that voters do not touch EVMs during polling. Poll workers will be behind the transporter plastic seat. Social distancing will be fully taken care of at the polling station.

 

 

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