Chandigarh, 17/1: A new date can be announced for the assembly elections in Punjab. Voting is to be held here on February 14. But two days later i.e. on 16th February is the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas. Therefore, political parties say that the people of the Scheduled Caste (SC) community will go to Banaras on this day. In such a situation, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its ally Shiromani Akali Dal (United) have appealed to the Election Commission to extend the date of the election.
News agency ANI has quoted sources as saying that today a meeting of the Election Commission can be held in Punjab regarding the dates of elections. Let us inform that polling for 117 assembly seats in Punjab is to be held on February 14 and the counting of votes will be done on March 10.
CM has also urged
Earlier, on January 13, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi had urged the Election Commission to extend the date of polling by six days so that 20 lakh people belonging to the Scheduled Castes could cast their votes in the state assembly elections. Chief Minister Channi has said that from February 10 to 16, a large number of scheduled caste devotees from the state are likely to go to Banaras in Uttar Pradesh. In such a situation, many people of this community will not be able to vote in the state assembly elections.