28 December 2017
Bhubaneswar: Even though it was expected that the Election Commission of India would announce the Bijepur Bye-Poll date after the process of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections was over, the announcemnet still eludes even though the Orissa High Court has already disposed of the case and Odisha Electoral Officer is ready for it.
The Election Commission of India on Thursday (December 28, 2017) in a press note has announced schedule for by-elections to Lok Sabha and Assembly seats in West Bengal and Rajasthan while there is no mention of Bijepur bye-poll in Odisha’s Bargarh parliamentary constituency even though it is lying vacant following the sudden demise of its Congress MLA Subal Sahu.
The Commission in its press note has clearly mentioned that there are clear vacancies in the Lok Sabha from Parliamentary Constituencies of various States which need to be filled up and the States are Rajasthan and West Bengal.
Similarly, the Commission in its press note has vividly mentioned that there are clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of various States which need to be filled up and the vacant assembly seats are Rajasthan’s Mandalgarh while Noapara in West Bengal.
The date of polling for the bye-polls have been slated on January 29, 2018 (Monday) while counting will be on February 1.