EC defers bye-elections to one Lok Sabha, seven State assemblies till Sep 7


New Delhi: The Election Commission has deferred the bye-election of seven assembly constituencies and one parliamentary constituency till 7th September this year.
The decision has been taken in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and flood in some parts of the country. The seven assembly constituencies include Sibsagar in Assam, Thiruvottiyur, and Gudiyattam in Tamil Nadu, Agar in Madhya Pradesh, Bulandshahr and Tundla in Uttar Pradesh and Chavara in Kerala. The Parliamentary Constituency where the bye-poll stands deferred till 7th September is Valmiki Nagar in Bihar.

The Election Commission has said that the election at these constituencies will be conducted as soon as the conditions become conducive.

In addition to these eight seats, bye-polls for 49 more assembly seats are to be held in the country for which the commission has clarified that the polls will be conducted as per the provisions of the law. It said, further details regarding schedule of the elections will be discussed in Commission’s meeting which is likely to be held tomorrow.