Bihar suffering from Corona’s hit: Assembly elections will be very expensive for Nitish government this time


Bihar Assembly Election 2020: For the first time in the country, assembly elections are to be held in Bihar amidst Corona epidemic. This time the Nitish government of Bihar will spend an estimated Rs 625 crore for the election this time, which is double the amount spent in the last state elections in 2015. The state government will have to spend one-fifth of the total amount in the election of the bar to ensure security at booths for voters and polling personnel. Also Read – Big news: Metro will start running again in Delhi from next month, what will be the rules-law, know

Talking about the last election, around Rs 270 crore was spent on the election at that time and instead of this, Rs 131.48% will be spent on the expenses of this year’s elections. The biggest reason for this is the corona epidemic. This time, in addition to purchasing PPE kits for six lakh polling personnel, security measures like gloves and masks will cost more. Also Read – Bihar Election 2020: The round of election promises started, CM Nitish said – next time we get a chance of service, we will connect villages with roads

At the same time, the Election Commission (ECI) is also considering for the safety of the voters, including making a ballot outside the booth, where voters will be asked to stand far away while doing social distancing before casting their votes. At the same time, the need for buses, trucks, SUVs and other vehicles will be much higher than in previous elections, in which the expenditure will be high. Also Read – Bihar Flood: After Corona, floods wreaked havoc, 27 deaths so far, 81.79 lakh affected in 16 districts

The officer related to the election said that “This time the counting centers will be very large so that polling agents and polling personnel can maintain proper social distance during the counting process.”

According to sources, in order to maintain the safety norms during the elections, to increase the number of voters in each booth to 1000 or less, in addition to 72,727 booths, 33,797 auxiliary booths have been increased by 45%. Explain that there are total 243 assembly constituencies in Bihar. The state government will have to spend a lot of other expenses in such preparations.


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