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EC declares by-poll schedule for vacant seats in Arunachal, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal

EC declares by-poll schedule for vacant seats in Arunachal, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Nov 2017, 07:40 pm

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IBNS): The Election Commission,on Friday, not only announced the the schedule for bye-election for the much discussed Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar (RKNagar) constituency of Tamil Nadu but also for that of State Legislative Assemblies of Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

The other seats are Pakke-Kasang (ST) and Likabali (ST) in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikandra in Uttar Pradesh and Sabang in West Bengal.

The Model Code of Conduct shall come into force with immediate effect in the district(s) in which the whole or any part of the Assembly Constituency going for bye-election is included, subject to other conditions, the EC said in its announcement.

The schedule has been fixed after taking into consideration various factors such as local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions etc.,  the EC said.

These vacant seats will also go to the polls on December 21, with counting on Dec 24.

The  Gazette notification will be issued on Nov 27. Last date for filing of nominations will be Dec 4.

According to the EC announcement, the Electoral Rolls of the Assembly Constituencies 12-Pakke Kasang (ST) and 28-Likabali (ST) of Arunachal Pradesh, 11-Dr. Radhakrishnann Nagar of Tamil Nadu, 207-Sikandra of Uttar Pradesh and 226-Sabang of West Bengal, revised with reference to January 1, 2017 as the qualifying date, will be used for bye-election.

The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the bye-elections in all the polling stations.

Adequate numbers of EVMs and VVPATs have been made available and all steps have been taken to ensure that the polls are conducted smoothly with the help of these machines, EC said in its release on Friday.

In consonance with the past practice, the Commission has decided that the voter’s identification shall be mandatory in the aforementioned bye- elections at the time of poll.

Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be the main document of identification of a voter.

However, in order to ensure that no voter is deprived of his/her franchise, if his/her name figures in the Electoral Rolls, separate instructions will be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters at the time of poll in the said bye-elections, said EC.        

The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the State Government concerned and the Union Government for the State concerned.

 

EC declares by-poll schedule for vacant seats in Arunachal, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal

India Blooms News Service
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