North East

Manipur By-Polls on November 7 to Fill 2 Vacant Seats; Election Commission

Manipur By-Polls on November 7 to Fill 2 Vacant Seats; Election Commission of India. Date of counting is scheduled on November 10, 2020

Kohima, September 29 (NEx): The Election Commission of India on Tuesday announced the schedule for by-election in Manipur to fill vacancies of two Assembly constituencies in the State Legislative Assembly.

Along with Manipur and Nagaland by-polls, the Election Commission of India has also announced the date for by-election in One Lok Sabha seat in Bihar, and 52 Assembly constituencies of various States.

According to a press note issued by EC, two constituencies in Manipur; 30 – Lilong and 34- Wangjing Tentha by-election is scheduled to be held on November 07, 2020. The date of counting in Manipur is scheduled on November 10, 2020, EC notified.

The Election Commission after taking into consideration various factors like, local festivals, weather conditions, movement of forces, pandemic etc, the below schedule is issued for the by-election in Manipur.

The date of issue of Gazette notification for by-polls in two constituencies of Nagaland is October 13, 2020, while the last date of filing nominations is October 20, 2020 and date for withdrawal is October 23, 2020.

The EC also notified that in view of the spread of COVID-19, the commission on August 21, 2020 has issued broad guidelines, which is to be followed strictly during the by-polls. Adequate numbers of EVMs and VVPATs have been made available for the by-election.

The by-election schedule announced by the Commission alongwith Manipur and Nagaland are Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh.