Bypolls for the Bhabinipur Assembly seat in Bengal – the seat Mamata Banerjee must win to remain Chief Minister – will be held on Sept. 30, the election commission said on Saturday afternoon.
The votes will be counted on Oct. 3, the polling station said in its notification, which also announced the voting dates for two other seats in Bengal (Samserganj) and (Jangipur), as well as for Pipli in Odisha.
However, bypolls for 31 other constituencies have been postponed in light of the COVID-19 situation, the election commission added.
“…given the constitutional urgency and the special request of the State of West Bengal, it has been decided to hold a bypoll for AC 159 – Bhabanipur. Much stricter standards have been upheld by the Commission as a lavish warning against to protect against COVID-19,” according to the top opinion poll.
“After taking into account the input and views of the chief secretaries of the concerned states and the respective main elections, the Commission has decided not to hold by-polls in other 31 Assembly constituencies and 3 constituencies of Parliament,” it added. .