Change in Punjab elections date. Find out why and the new polling date

  • The Election Commission on Monday announced a change in the election date of Punjab assembly elections. Instead of the previous date of 14 February, Punjab will now vote on 20 February.

  • This change has been done after political parties requested the Election Commission to take into consideration celebrations on account of Guru Ravidas Jayanti.

  • Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi in a letter to the EC had suggested the assembly polls should be deferred by at least six days after representatives of the Scheduled Castes community, told him that a large number of people from the community would visit Varanasi from February 10 to 16 and so may not be able to vote. Guru Ravidas Jayanti is on February 16.

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