The term of the six MLCs under MLAs’ quota had ended on June 3. However, the ECI decided not to conduct the biennial elections due to the Covid situation.
The High Court on Wednesday asked the secretary to the Governor to place before it the records pertaining to the appointment of Neelam Sawhney as the State Election Commissioner (SEC).
The Election Commission on Wednesday held a meeting to review preparations for next year’s Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa, and Manipur.
In a letter to addressed to the ECI Commissioner, ex-MLA Prakash Rao said an inquiry must be launched into the alleged removal of voters from the electoral list and the enrollment of bogus voters.
He alleged that votes at a particular polling station (110 A) were never counted, which lead to the victory of Durai Murugan.
With elections to the three-tier Panchayati Raj institutions due in February 2022, the SEC has written to the State government to complete the delimitation process and determine reservation of seats.
The State Election Commissioner Nilah Sawhney issued a notification to conduct a special meeting for the election of Mayor and two Deputy Mayors in the Eluru Municipal Corporation on July 30.
All constitutional appointments were made considering the suitability of the officer, the State government told the Andhra High Court.
Committee chairperson Govardhan Reddy said as Atchannaidu failed to give a proper explanation on the remarks made by him against the Speaker, the Committee directed for his appearance in person.
Article 324 of the Constitution of India states that elections conducted by Election commission need to be free and fair, and reflect the will of the voters.
The Commission said the notification for the bypoll would be issued on July 22 and poll would be held on August 9.
The party stated that with the decreasing number of coronavirus cases in the state, conditions are conducive for conducting the bypolls with Covid appropriate protocols in place.
TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee needs to get elected to the assembly by November 4 to continue as the chief minister.
The election scheduled for November following the dissolution of the House of Representatives will not be held immediately as the Parliament has been reinstated.
Earlier, on June 23, the CM, who needs to get elected to the assembly within six months to retain her chair, had told reporters that bypolls due in the state could be held within seven days.