Bihar bypolls to two legislative council to be held on Jan 28


New Delhi,  (UNI) Bypolls to two Legislative Council seats in Bihar will be held on January 28, the Election Commission said on Wednesday.

The bypolls were necessitated following the election of BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi to Rajya Sabha recently and election of Vinod Narain Jha to the State Legislative Assembly in the recently-held Bihar elections.

The commission has also issued broad guidelines which need be followed during entire election process for all persons.

As per the guidelines, every person shall have to wear face mask during every election related activity, thermal scanning, sanitizer and social distancing shall have to be maintained.

The Commsion has also directed Bihar Chief Secretary 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.