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ECI Bye Election to the Bihar Legislative Council by the members of Assembly (MLAs) 2021

Organisation : Election Commission of India (ECI)
Election Name : Bye Election to the Bihar Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) 2021
Applicable State/UT : Bihar
Date of Poll : 04th October, 2021 (Monday)
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ECI Bye Election Bihar

Bye Election to the Bihar Legislative Council by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs)

Related / Similar Election : ECI Biennial Elections to Bihar Legislative Council from 24 Local Authorities Constituencies 2022


There is a casual vacancy in the Bihar Legislative Council to be filled up by the members of Legislative Assembly.

The details of the vacancy are as follows:

S.No. Name of Member Nature of election Date & Cause of vacancy Term upto
1. Sh. Tanveer Akhtar By MLAs Death on 09.05.2021 21.07.2022

Election Schedule

The Commission has decided to hold a bye-election to the Bihar Legislative Council by the members of the Legislative Assembly to fill the above mentioned vacancy as per the following schedule:

S. No.



1.         Issue of Notification 15th September,  2021 (Wednesday)
2.         Last Date of making nominations 22nd September,  2021 (Wednesday)
3.         Scrutiny of nominations 23rd September,  2021 (Thursday)
4.         Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 27th September,  2021 (Monday)
5.         Date of Poll 04th October, 2021 (Monday)
6.         Hours of Poll 09:00am – 04:00pm
7.         Counting of Votes 04th October, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00pm
8.         Date before which election shall be completed 06th October, 2021 (Wednesday)


Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons:
** Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity
** At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes:
** Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out:
** Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations
** Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs.

The Chief Secretary, Bihar is being directed 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.

In order to assess the feasibility of holding bye-elections in various States/UT, a meeting was held through video conferencing on 01.09.2021 with Chief Secretaries, senior officers from the department of Health & Home Affairs, DGPs from the concerned States/UT and Chief Electoral Officers from concerned States/UT.

The Chief Secretaries/Chief Electoral Officers shared their inputs, constraints, issues and challenges in conducting bye-elections in their States/UT in view of COVID-l9 pandemic, flood situation and festivals in near future and so on. The Chief Secretaries from the concerned poll going States have also sent their views and inputs in writing

About ECI:
The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act.

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