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Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi writes to ECI, calls for polling be postponed

By means of PTI

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Leader Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has recommended the Election Fee of India to delay the February 14 meeting polls by means of six days in view of Guru Ravidas Jayanti.

Balloting for Punjab’s 117 meeting seats might be hung on February 14 and the counting of votes will happen on March 10.

In a letter to Leader Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, Channi wrote that it used to be delivered to his understand by means of some representatives of the Scheduled Castes neighborhood, which contributes round 32 according to cent of the state’s inhabitants, that the beginning anniversary of Guru Ravidas falls on February 16.

“In this instance, numerous SC devotees (about 20 lakh) from the state are prone to seek advice from Banaras in Uttar Pradesh from February 10 to 16,” Channi wrote.

“In this kind of scenario, many of us from this neighborhood would now not have the ability to solid their votes for the state meeting, which is another way their constitutional proper,” he said within the letter written on January 13.

“They have got asked that the balloting date could also be prolonged in this kind of manner that they can seek advice from Banaras from February 10 to February 16 as additionally take part within the meeting elections,” he stated.

Channi stated, “It is thought of as honest and suitable that the balloting for Punjab meeting elections 2022, could also be postponed for a minimum of six days, enabling about 20 lakh other folks to utilise their proper to vote for the state legislative meeting.”

Previous, Bahujan Samaj Birthday celebration’s Punjab leader Jasvir Singh Garhi had demanded from the ECI to reschedule polls from February 14 to February 20.

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