No Assembly By-Elections in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu And Assam Fow Now, Says ECI

The Election Commission of India (ECI) will not hold by-elections to vacant seats in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam for now.

September 30, 2020

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New Delhi, September 29: The Election Commission of India (ECI) will not hold by-elections to vacant assembly seats in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam for now. In a statement, the ECI said it has recieved reports from Chief Secretaries and Chief Electoral Officers of West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam, stating issues in holding by-polls in these states. However, it did not go into specifics. 

“The Commission has decided not to announce by-elections at this stage in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. The Commission received inputs expressing difficulties in conduct of elections and issues related to it from Chief Secretaries/Chief Electoral Officers from these states,” read a statement from the poll panel. There are two vacant assembly seats in Kerala, Assam and Tamil Nadu. One seat is vacant in West Bengal.

No Assembly By-Elections in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu And Assam For Now:

The . According to the schedule announced by the ECI, 54 assembly seats will go to by-polls on November 3, while by-elections on two assembly seats and Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat will be held on November 7.  The results will be declared on November 10.

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