Bhubaneswar, April 21: The Election Commission has postponed Bihar Panchayat Elections 2021 for 15 days in view of the prevailing Covid situation.
The fresh dates for panchayat polls will be announced later after a review of the situation in the state. The second wave of Corona virus infection has hit Bihar hard as hundreds of cases are being reported daily.
Preparations were underway to issue order for the panchayat elections by the end of April. Considering COVID-19 surge it has been decided to put off announcement of polls for the rural bodies for now, a statement of the state election office said.
“Further decision will be taken upon reviewing the situation after 15 days,” the statement said. The election process for gram panchayats was scheduled to be completed by June 15.