After scrutiny of nomination papers filed for 71 constituencies in Bihar’s first section of Meeting election, the authorities discovered these of 1,090 candidates legitimate, an official stated on Saturday. Voting for this section might be held on October 28 and the ultimate image concerning the variety of candidates might be identified after the final date of withdrawal on Monday, Extra Chief Electoral Officer (ACEO) Sanjay Kumar Singh instructed reporters.
Of the 1,354 nomination papers filed, 264 have been discovered invalid. For the primary time, the Election Fee has made preparations for submitting nomination papers on-line and 10 candidates have availed the power for the primary section, Singh stated.
Submitting of nomination papers for the second section, through which 94 Meeting constituencies will go to polls on November 3, began on Friday and eight candidates submitted their paperwork until 5 pm on Saturday, the ACEO stated. The final date of submitting nomination papers for this section is October 16. Scrutiny might be carried out on October 17 and the papers may be withdrawn until October 19.
The third and ultimate section might be held on November 7, and counting of votes will happen on November 10. To advertise non-contact campaigning on this COVID-19 time, the EC has elevated the bottom time slot for political events to canvass in Doordarshan and All India Radio from the present 45 minutes to 90 minutes, Singh stated.
A lottery might be held on Monday to allot time and date to events. An official launch from the CEO’s workplace stated that 1,022 unlawful arms have been seized thus far, whereas 15,335 licensed arms deposited. The authorities additionally cancelled the license of 1,862 for varied causes.
It additionally stated that 8,90,792 litre of liquor have been seized in Bihar which is a dry state, whereas Rs 14.63 crore in unaccounted money have been recovered thus far throughout checking of autos.