EC reschedules Punjab assembly polls ;voting to be held on February 20
Punjab's single-phase assembly polls will conduct on February 20
On the basis of Guru Ravidas, Jayanti Election Commission on Monday decided to postpone the Punjab assembly polls. As per the information single-phase assembly polls will conduct on February 20 instead of February 14. Several political parties had approached the EC to postpone the polls in the state in view of Ravidas Jayanti on February 16.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, BJP and its allies, and the BSP had urged the poll panel to postpone the date of voting as lakhs of followers of Guru Ravidas travel to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to celebrate the day. As per the Commission reports Punjab’s single-phase assembly polls will coincide with the third phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh.