The Bihar Assembly Elections are due in 2015 as the tenure of the current Legislative Assembly of Bihar expires on November 29, 2015. Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on May 20, 2015, Wednesday said that the commission is yet to decide on the exact schedule of the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls.
The electoral rolls, however, will be ready on July 31 2015, said the Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, terming the polls in Bihar as “mother of all elections“.
Bihar Assembly Elections Schedule
Going by the previous elections, the timings would be somewhere in September or October, Nasim Zaidi said, adding they are yet to begin the process of finalising a schedule. He, however, refused to go into the number of phases in which the assembly polls will be held.
He told the ANI that there was no doubt as to whether the Bihar assembly elections are going to be a significant and a challenging one. The tenure of the present Bihar Assembly will be over on November 29 and they will have to complete the election process before that.
He also mentioned that they had, at present, started the summary revision in Bihar which will take place in May, June and July and that on July 31, the final voter list will be published. There are many factors, he said and that they will have to take into account monsoon, festivals, holidays and also consult the political parties before arriving at the exact schedule. He added that following the publication of the final voter list and prior to the date most probably set for November 2015, the elections might take place.
The website of the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Bihar can be accessed at http://ceobihar.nic.in/.
About Bihar Assembly Elections
Bihar legislative assembly has 243 seats and for the election of the members, Bihar is divided into 243 Assembly Constituencies in which the candidate securing the largest number of votes is declared to be elected. In the Bihar Assembly Elections, in 2010, the National Democratic Alliance formed the state government having secured a majority of 206 seats.
The 2015 Bihar assembly polls slated late this year is quite heated up with six parties having merged under the Janata Parivar banner contesting against the BJP and the Congress.
It is important to mention here that the JD(U) and RJD have announced that they will be fighting the election jointly under Nitish Kumar’s leadership under the Janata Parivar group. This ‘secular alliance’ is likely to be joined by the following:
- TMC and
- Samajwadi Party,
in an effort to take –
- BJP led NDA front.
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Measures taken by the Election Commission
He said the Election Commission has undertaken advance measures. On April 22, EC had deputed a team of Deputy ECs and DG (expenditure monitoring) for ground level assessment.
The first and the most important task for Bihar assembly elections would be to have our electoral rolls to be error free and without multiple entries. They have launched a special summary revision from May 15 to July 15, according to the Chief Election Commissioner.
The Chief Election Commissioner also said during the special summary revision, the state election machinery has undertaken detailed exercise of going down to the polling booth level.
During the summary revision, poll authorities will hold two special camps on May 24 and first week of June. Then, after going through the legal process, the final list will be published on July 31, 2015, he added.
Bihar assembly elections , where BJP is set for a battle against a united Janata Parivar, when extensive central forces and a reworked expenditure monitoring system will be deployed to curb money and muscle power.
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