NEW DELHI :
Counting of votes on October 3
THE by-poll to the Bhabanipur Assembly seat in West Bengal, from where Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee plans to contest, will be held on September 30, the Election Commission announced on Saturday. Polling for three “deferred adjourned” elections in two Assembly seats of West Bengal and one of Odisha will also be held on September 30.
Polling in these seats -- Samserganj and Jangipur in West Bengal and Pipli in Odisha -- could not be held due to various reasons, including the death of candidates during electioneering earlier this year. Counting of votes in all four seats will take place on October 3. The EC said it has kept “much stricter” norms as an abundant caution against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bhabanipur by-poll will allow Mamata Banerjee a chance to become a member of the State Legislative Assembly.