Thiruvananthapuram: The bypolls to two Assembly constituencies – Kuttanad and Chavara have been cancelled. The bypoll was proposed to be conducted along with the Bihar state elections.
The central election commission took the decision based on the reports produced by state chief secretary and election officer. According to the report, all the major political parties in the state had raised objection in conducting the election for electing MLAs for a short period.
The rising cases of coronavirus in the state was also taken into consideration. The state government had requested the Election Commission to cancel the bypolls slated to be held amid COVID pandemic.