October 4, 2020 10:30:42 am
The Patna district administration has recognized 47 open grounds and 19 halls the place political events can schedule their public conferences in the course of the Bihar Assembly elections, a prime state authorities official stated.
The variety of individuals, nonetheless, can not exceed 100 folks at such rallies until October 14, regardless of the scale of the bottom.
“The district administration has, to this point, recognized 47 grounds and 19 halls within the district the place election conferences or rallies could possibly be held for campaigning within the meeting polls,” Patna District Magistrate Kumar Ravi advised PTI on Saturday.
He additionally stated the district administration was open to accommodate extra venues on the recommendations of events.
Ravi stated as per the newest Central authorities tips, from October 15, norms can be relaxed to permit as much as 200 individuals in a corridor, whereas there isn’t a restrict of individuals at open grounds, topic to strict observance of COVID-19 protocols.
Voting for 243 meeting constituencies within the state can be held in three phases — October 28 (71 seats), November 3 (94 seats) and November 7 (78 seats). The counting of votes will happen on November 10.
Campaigning for the primary section will start after the final date of withdrawal of nominations on October 12.
Asked whether or not the historic Gandhi Maidan could be permitted as a venue for public conferences, Ravi stated it has by no means been used for rallies after the announcement of the ballot schedule.
“Whatever conferences or rallies that came about at Gandhi Maidan have been held previous to the declaration of the election schedule,” he stated.
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