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EC Announces Schedule for bypolls in West Bengal and Odisha

By:  Tupaki Desk   |   4 Sep 2021 9:51 AM GMT
EC Announces Schedule for bypolls in West Bengal and Odisha
The Election Commission of India had earlier planned to conduct the elections in all the constituencies that have been pending across the state. However, the election body had made changes to the earlier plan and the by-polls in two states will be conducted.

The EC will hold elections for three constituencies in West Bengal and one constituency in Odisha. The election schedule for the concerned constituencies has been announced by the EC on Saturday.

The schedule says, Bhabhanipur, Samserganj, and Jangipur in West Bengal and Pipli in Odisha will see the by-election. The by-election will start in all the constituencies on the 30th of September. The Vote counting process will be conducted on the 3rd of October.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who lost the elections from the Nandigram should have to win from any three of the constituencies to assume the Chief Minister's office.

The election notification for the by-election for West Bengal and Odisha will be issued on the 6th of September. The nominations will be accepted from the 6th to the 13th of September. The nominations will be scrutinized on the 14th, while the candidates will be allowed to withdraw their nominations till the 16th of this month.

The much-awaited by-elections in Telugu states for Huzurabad and Badvel in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh respectively have been postponed. We have to wait for a few more days to witness the intense battle in these constituencies.

It is said that the by-elections in eleven constituencies were postponed by the EC as the governments have reportedly told the supreme election body that they are not ready to go for the elections in the wake of the Covid outbreak.

The Huzurabad by-election was called by the former Minister Etela Rajender who had resigned from his MLA constituency due to his differences with the ruling TRS. After leaving TRS and resigning from the MLA position, Etela Rajender joined the BJP camp and donned a saffron shawl.

Badvel constituency became vacant with the sudden demise of sitting MLA Doctor Venkata Subbaiah. The by-election is going to be an intense fight between the ruling YSRCP and opposition TDP.