Polls Due In 2 Bengal Seats After Candidates’ Death Deferred Amid Covid



Polls Due In 2 Bengal Seats After Candidates' Death Deferred Amid Covid

Voting in two West Bengal constituencies – Samserganj and Jangipur – where two candidates had died due to COVID-19 has been deferred indefinitely because of the coronavirus surge, the Election Commission has said in a statement.

“The Commission, after taking all material facts and inputs of CEO West Bengal and CEO Odisha in consideration and taking note of lockdown under Disaster Management Act, 2005, as issued by NDMA/SDMA, has decided to defer the scheduled poll and extend the period of elections in 110-Pipli AC of Odisha and 58-Jangipur and 56-Samserganj assembly constituencies of West Bengal,” the statement read.

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