New Delhi, 09 September 2021: 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

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

3.            Broad Guidelines of Covid-19 as already issued by ECI as well as the recent guidelines issued by ECI as contained in para 13 of Press Note dated 04.09.2021 available at link to be followed, wherever applicable, during entire election process for all persons.

4.            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.