Bye Elections to the Bihar Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs)

Two casual vacancies in the Bihar Legislative Council by the Members of Legislative Assembly

There are two casual vacancies in the Bihar Legislative Council by the members of the Legislative Assembly. The details of the vacancies are as follows:

Name of MemberNature of electionCause of vacancyTerm up to
Sh. Vinod Narain JhaBy MLAsElected to Bihar Legislative Assembly on 11.11.202021.07.2022
Sh. Sushil Kumar ModiBy MLAsResignation on 09.12.202006.05.2024

2.The Commission has decided to hold two separate bye-elections to the Bihar Legislative Council by the members of the Legislative Assembly to fill the above-mentioned vacancies as per the following common schedule: –

S. No.EventsDates
 1.Issue of Notifications11th January, 2021 (Monday)
 2.Last Date of making nominations18th January, 2021 (Monday)
 3.Scrutiny of nominations19th January, 2021  (Tuesday)
 4.Last date for withdrawal of candidatures21st January, 2021 (Thursday)
 5.Date of Poll28th January, 2021 (Thursday)
 6.Hours of Poll09:00 am to 04:00 pm
 7.Counting of Votes28th January, 2021 (Thursday) at 05:00 pm
 8.Date before which election shall be completed01st February, 2021 (Monday)

3.Broad Guidelines to be followed during the entire election process for all persons: –

I.Every person shall wear a face mask during every election related activity

II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes:

(a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out

(b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations

III.Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs.

4.The Chief Secretary, Bihar is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election.