Besides this, the EC also conducted elections across several states for Rajya Sabha seats, and by-elections for nearly 60 legislative assembly constituencies, Chief Election Commissioner observed.
Conducting Bihar polls amid pandemic 'leap of faith' for EC: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora
In a break from the past, the CEC attended the poll panel briefing here on voter turnout in the first phase of the Bihar Assembly elections held on Wednesday.
OP Rawat said politicians are usually banned for a few days for the use of unparliamentary words but such moves do not last long.
Arora said when the EC had decided on holding the bypolls along with Bihar elections then it had no inclination towards some states sending representations to raise issues related to the bypolls.
Reddy said that Rao had himself claimed that he spoke to the CEC and had arrived at the decision to hold elections in October this year.
OP Rawat was asked if the Facebook would continue to be the EC's social media partner in the wake of reports that its user data had been harvested by a company without the users' consent.
The Congress submitted a memorandum to CEC for action against the BJP and the TDP for failure to deliver on election promises, including granting special status to the state.
Addressing media, senior AAP leader Gopal Rai also said that the party will launch a campaign against BJP's decisions to allow FDI in retail and the sealing drive in New Delhi.
Noting that the EC's order defied the "principles of natural justice", AAP's Delhi unit's chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said the poll panel did not hear the MLAs' case.