The Election Commission of India has not taken any decision on the pending by-election on the Joura assembly seat. Along with Joura seat elections on total eight constituencies are pending and their last date of conducting the election is July 5.
The informed that the Congress party has filed the application to the chief electoral officer of Madhya Pradesh on June 9. It was asked to specify the election dates so that the party can start their preparation and also mentioned about the People Representation Act 1951 section 151.
Dhanopia informed that the ECI has taken suggestions from Government of India and a letter of discussion was released on June 4. On May 22, the ECI has made the discussion with the CEOs about the elections.
In the discussion the CEOs informed that the social distancing norms of the government can be violated in the campaigning period. It also came to fore that the social distancing norms of transportation of polling parties may flown to air. I may need the special arrangements at the polling stations situated in the containment area and Red Zones.
The movement of the migrant labours in large number to the states and corresponding increasing number in Covid-19 cases, have affected the capacity of the district administration who are to mobilise resources or officials on ground, and importantly the impending monsoon.
Dhanopia added that the Commission was having the view that the election due up to July 5 will be held as soon as possible in public interest.