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By-polls 3 seats in West Bengal and 1 in Odisha on Sept 30, counting of votes on Oct 3: ECI


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Election Commission of India (EC) has declared that it will hold bye-elections in three seats in West Bengal and one in Odisha on September 30. The counting of votes will be held on October 3.

Looking at the current Covid-19 situation, several restrictions has been imposed by EC on campaigning. “Covid-19 protocol will be maintained during the whole poll process and campaigning by political parties. Indoor campaign should not exceed the 30% capacity and in outdoor campaign, only 50% capacity will be allowed.

The three seats in Bengal includes Bhabanipur, from where Mamata Banerjee is expected to fight to continue as Chief Minister. Bhabanipur constituency had fallen vacant after elected MLA of this constituency Shovandev Chattopadhyay had resigned in November 2018.

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