Punjab Election Date Changed : The Election Commission has finally changed the dates of Punjab Assembly elections. Now instead of 14 February, polling will held in Punjab on 20 February 2022. This has happened because of Sant Ravidass Jayanti. Polling was shifted ahead due to Ravidass Jayanti.
Punjab Election : Now instead of 14 February, polling will held in Punjab on 20 February 2022.
Punjab Election Dates Changed: The Election Commission has finally changed the date of Punjab Assembly elections. Now instead of 14 February, polling will held in Punjab on 20 February 2022. It was demanded by almost all political parties because of Sant Ravidass Jayanti. It was requested that the date of voting be pushed forward by a week.
The Election Commission held an important meeting on this issue on Monday.
In this meeting, the letter of CM Charanjit Singh Channi, BJP, and Punjab Lok Congress Party was discuss. Everyone has written a letter to the Election Commission demanding extension of the date of polling on February 16 in view of Guru Ravidass Jayanti. All the parties had written separate letters to the Election Commission. Bahujan Samaj Party had also raised this demand.
Punjab Election : Why is there a demand to postpone the elections in Punjab?
It has written in the letter that due to the holy festival of Guru Ravidas Jayanti on 16 February, a large section of the state can go to Varanasi in advance. In such a situation, if voting takes place in the state, then those people will deprived of the right to vote. The basis of this appeal was give that the Scheduled Caste population, including Ravidassia and Ramdasi Sikhs, is more than 32 percent in the state, most of them have their reverence for Guru Ravidass, in such a situation, these devotees every year on Guru Ravidass Jayanti, Shri Guru Maharaj He goes to pay homage at the Samadhi locate in Varanasi. People also visit other holy places and pilgrimages associated with Sri Guru Ravidass. Therefore, having polling day on February 14, two days before the birth anniversary, will make a big difference because people will have gone on Bagh Kashi Yatra.
Will meet for fifteen days for promotion.
According to the date of voting which has extended by six days, there will be some more changes. Like now the notification for this will also issued on January 25. Nomination papers will filled by February 1. The final list of candidates will released on February 4. Exactly fifteen days will meet for promotion. Then on February 16, four days after Sant Guru Ravidass Jayanti, that is, on February 20, voting will held.
Along with Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur, assembly elections are also due in Punjab next month. Voting will held in one phase in Punjab. All the 117 seats in the state will now go to polls on February 20. At the same time, the counting of votes will done on March 10 along with the rest of the states.