New Delhi: On September 25, the Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking to postpone the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A three-judge bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah also refused to grant liberty to the petitioner to give representation to the Election Commission in this regard.

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The bench said that they can't permit everybody to go to the Election Commission. We can only permit you to withdraw the petition, the bench said.

The matter was then dismissed as withdrawn.

The EC is set to announce the schedule for Bihar Assembly elections on September 25.

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The apex court was hearing the plea filed by one Ajay Kumar who contended that the general Assembly elections cannot be held smoothly due to the pandemic.

The plea sought to hold the Bihar Assembly elections till the situation becomes normal.