Patna, Aug. 8: The Election Commission of India (ECI) will address the media on the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar at 5 pm on Saturday. The ECI may announce the schedule of the Bihar Assembly Elections. The Chief Election Commissioner ( CEC) Nasim Zaidi, along with other senior officials of the Election Commission had arrived in Patna on Friday to assess preparations for the upcoming polls.
The EC officials are likely to meet district-level officials today to discuss security plans for the elections. Earlier, Nasim Zaidi had termed polls in Bihar as “mother of all elections” and hinted that election will be held sometime in September-October.
The assembly polls in Bihar, slated for late this year, will be a heated affair, with six parties having merged under the Janata Parivar banner contesting against the BJP and the Congress. The elections in Bihar is turning into a personality clash between Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.