Bihar Election 2020: The assembly elections in Bihar may be announced today. The Election Commission has convened a press conference at 12.30 pm today. It is believed that the election Commission can announce the dates during this press conference itself. The Election Commission will hold a press conference at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi at 12:30 pm. The Election Commission will also announce 65 bye-elections with Bihar elections. According to sources, the first phase of polling will be held in Bihar in the last week of October. In fact, the election commission has already made it clear that Bihar assembly elections and all bye-elections will be held by 29th November.

The people of Bihar are also eagerly awaiting it with all political parties. As the election time is approaching, there is only one question in the minds of the people as to when will the election Commission announce the dates of the elections?  Let me inform you that there are about seven crore 29 lakh voters in Bihar, and thus it is no less than a challenge before the election Commission to conduct elections in Bihar. The election Commission usually visits the state to discuss with the police, civil administration officials, and political parties before announcing the election schedule for the state of the election. The Commission consists of one chief election commissioner and two election commissioners. It will decide today what will be the date of the election in Bihar.

The corona protocol must be followed during the elections:

This is the country's first election after the corona crisis, so the election Commission has also issued guidelines as per the COVID protocol. The number of polling stations has also been increased by more than one and a half times. The number of polling personnel has also been increased while the number of voters at each polling booth has been reduced to limited. At all polling stations, voters have been asked to come at polling both wearing masks, and they must use sanitizer, but precautionary arrangements are being made to measure masks, handsfree sanitizing, and body temperature at each polling booth. Strict instructions have also been given to fully sanitize the booth before the commencement of polling. 

The election commission has earlier made it clear that the assembly elections in Bihar will be held before 29th November. Bihar assembly elections will also have by-elections to 65 seats. In fact, one Lok Sabha and 64 assembly seats in the country are vacant. The election commission may announce the by-election today. The election commission has decided to make by-elections to the vacant seats along with the assembly elections. According to the Commission, the new legislation in Bihar is to be constituted before 29th November, so the assembly elections are to be completed accordingly. The by-elections to the vacant seats will also be with the Bihar assembly.

Voting may take place in three phases:

In Bihar, polling may be held in three phases as some areas are flood affected. The work on the plan to hold the final polling in those areas is going on. The process of assembly elections is planned to be completed before 15th November. It is expected that during the 20 days between Dussehra and Diwali, voting and counting will take place so that all the work is done before Diwali and the employees and officers engaged in the electoral process can celebrate Diwali.

The total number of seats in the assembly, which party holds how many seats?

Bihar assembly has a total of 243 assembly seats. The BJP and JDU alliance are currently in power. RJD is now the largest party in Bihar with 73 seats. However, Nitish Kumar's JDU has formed a government with the BJP by breaking the alliance with RJD in 2017. In Bihar, the election war is to be fought between the NDA and the Grand Alliance once again. The BJP has announced that the NDA will fight the elections under the leadership of Nitish Kumar.

NDA (Total Seats - 130)

JDU - 69

BJP - 54

LJP - 2

Hum – 1

Independents - 4

Grand Alliance (Total Seats 101)

RJD - 73

Congress - 23

CPI (ML) – 3

Independents - 1

Other

AIMIM – 1

Vacant Seats – 12

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