PATNA, Sept. 6 -- The bypolls in two assembly constituencies in the state, Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan, which have fallen vacant since the demise of the sitting MLAs, is likely to be held after the festival season.

The Election Commission of India( ECI), in a recent press note, has said that chief secretaries of various states, including Bihar, where bypolls are due, have brought to the notice of the poll panel about the constraints, challenges and issues in conducting the bypolls in their states due to the pandemic, flood situation and the upcoming festivals.

The ECI had held a meeting with chief secretaries of many states and senior officers, including chief electoral officers, on September 1 to get views about the feasibility of hold...