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Madhya Pradesh: Elections can be conducted with all covid norms, ECI to High Court

02:54 PM Sep 22, 2021 | Staff Reporter

BHOPAL (Madhya Pradesh): The Election Commission of India (ECI), in a note to Jabalpur High Court, has written that the by-elections can be conducted as the ECI has released corona guidelines.

The ECI penned that the elections can be conducted with strict implementation of all the corona guidelines.

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A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the High Court by social activist, PG Najpande urging the court to defer by-elections in Madhya Pradesh in view of the looming third wave of the corona.

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High Court had sought reply from the Election Commission of India in this matter. It disposed the case after ECI’s submission on Wednesday.

Notably, by-elections in Madhya Pradesh are pending on Khandwa Lok Sabha seat and three assembly constituencies including Prithvipur, Raigaon and Jobat.

Disposal of this petition has paved way for four by-elections in Madhya Pradesh.

Authorities of election commission had recently sought report from the district collectors where by-elections are due.

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