kusheshwar asthan: Tarapur, Kusheshwar Asthan bypolls: October 8 last date to file nomination papers | Patna News

PATNA: The Election Commission on Friday issued notification for byelection to two assembly seats – Tarapur in Munger and Kusheshwar Asthan in Darbhanga – where polling will be held on October 30.
The Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan seats had fallen vacant following the death of sitting MLAs Mewalal Choudhary and Shashibhushan Hazari, respectively.
According to the notification, the nomination papers can be filled from October 2 to 8 and scrutiny of papers will take place on October 11. The candidates can withdraw their papers by October 16. Counting of votes will be held on November 2.
Sources said returning officers have been asked to ensure that Covid norms are strictly followed during the filing of nomination papers.
The physical verification of the EVMs to be used in the election has already been completed. The EVMs have been stored in halls under the strict surveillance of the security personnel.
With the issuance the notification, political activities have started in both the constituencies. While the JD(U), which is an ally of the ruling NDA, has already announced the names of its candidates, the Mahagathbandhan is yet to reach a consensus.
The decision of Jamui MP Chirag Paswan to field candidates from both Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan has made the contest more interesting. Chirag reiterated that his faction’s candidates would contest the byelection on the LJP’s symbol. Chirag has already knocked the doors of the Election Commission in this regard.

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