EC to hold bypolls to 3 West Bengal Assembly seats, 1 Odisha seat on 30 Sept


The Election Commission today announced to hold by-elections on three vacant seats of one assembly constituency of West Bengal Legislative Assembly on 30 September. The counting of votes will be done on October 3.

The bypoll will be held in Bhawanipur seat where West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee intends to contest. This will give Mamata Banerjee a chance to become a member of the state assembly.

The Election Commission announced that bypolls would also be held in Samserganj and Jangipur in Bengal and Pipli in Odisha.

CM Banerjee walked out of her traditional Bhabnipur seat to contest in Nandigram during the assembly elections earlier this year, but lost to her former close aide Suvendhu Adhikari, who contested on a BJP ticket.

Adhikari is now the Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly.

The Election Commission’s announcement amidst the ongoing political tension between the BJP and TMC in West Bengal has forced both the main parties to start the debate for the bypolls again.

In a statement, the Election Commission said that it has decided to hold by-elections in Bhawanipur assembly constituency of West Bengal. By-polls will also be held on September 30 in Samserganj and Jangirpur in West Bengal and Pipli in Odisha. Counting of votes will take place on October 3.

West Bengal Chief Secretary has informed that keeping in view the administrative requirements and public interest and to avoid a vacuum in the state, the by-election to Bhabnipur, from where CM Mamata Banerjee intends to contest, will be held as per the Election Commission. can go. Press note.

“While the Commission has decided not to hold bye-elections in another 31 assembly constituencies and three parliamentary constituencies (across India), considering the constitutional requirement and a special request from the State of West Bengal, it has decided to hold bye-elections in 159 constituencies. Have decided- Bhawanipur AC,” it added.

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