Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has urged the Election Fee of India to postpone the February 14 meeting polls by six days in view of Guru Ravidas Jayanti.
Voting for Punjab’s 117 meeting seats is about to be held on February 14 and the counting of votes will happen on March 10.
In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, Mr Channi wrote that it was dropped at his discover by some representatives of the Scheduled Castes neighborhood, which contributes round 32 per cent of the state’s inhabitants, that the start anniversary of Guru Ravidas falls on February 16.
“On this event, numerous SC (Scheduled Caste) devotees (about 20 lakh) from the state are more likely to go to Banaras in Uttar Pradesh from February 10 to 16,” Mr Channi wrote.
“In such a scenario, many individuals from this neighborhood wouldn’t be capable of solid their votes for the state meeting, which is in any other case their constitutional proper,” he stated within the letter dated January 13.
“They’ve requested that the voting date could also be prolonged in such a approach that they can go to Banaras from February 10 to February 16 as additionally take part within the meeting elections,” he stated.
Mr Channi stated, “It’s thought-about honest and acceptable that the voting for Punjab meeting elections 2022, could also be postponed for a minimum of six days, enabling about 20 lakh folks to utilise their proper to vote for the state legislative meeting.”
Earlier, Bahujan Samaj Occasion’s Punjab chief Jasvir Singh Garhi had additionally requested the Election Fee to reschedule polls from February 14 to February 20.