Model Code of Conduct comes into effect in Bihar

New Delhi, Sep.6 (ANI): The Model Code of Conduct came into effect in Bihar on Monday with the announcement of State Assembly elections by the Election Commission of India.

The model code of conduct comes in force from the day the dates are announced.

With this, no party is allowed to use the government resources for campaigning. The code of conduct stipulates that campaigning be stopped 48 hours prior to polling day.

Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday announced a six-phase State Assembly polls for Bihar to be held between October 21 to November 20.

Polls will be held in 243 State Assembly seats of Bihar. The first phase of elections will take place on October 21 for 47 state assembly seats, the second phase on October 24 for 45 seats, the third phase on October28 for 48 seats, the fourth on November1 for 42 seats, the fifth phase on November 9 for 25 seats and the sixth and last phase on November 20 for 26 seats.

Counting of votes will take place on November 24, said Chief Election Commissioner S.Y.Qureshi on Monday. (ANI)

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