Amar Ujala Bureau, Chandigarh

Published by: Prashant Kumar
Updated Saturday, 15 January 2022 07:06 PM IST

Summary

The Election Commission has announced that polling for 117 assembly seats in Punjab will be held on February 14. This voting will take place in a single phase. Notification will be on January 21st and enrollment will be by 28th. Names can be withdrawn till January 31 after scrutiny of nomination papers on January 29.

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channy
– Photo: ANI

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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh wants to postpone Channi Assembly elections. The Chief Minister said that Sri Guru Ravidas Jayanti was the reason behind this. February 16 is Sri Guru Ravidas Jayanti in a letter to the Commission. Today, a large number of people visit Guru’s birthplace in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh. Voting in Punjab on February 14 and Uttar Pradesh elections will make it difficult for devotees to reach there. That is why election dates should be extended by six days.

Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channy wrote that about 32 per cent of the Scheduled Castes live in Punjab. He writes that most people will go to Uttar Pradesh between February 10 and 16. With this he will not be able to vote in the election. In this context, voting should be extended by five to six days. With this, nearly 20 lakh people going to Banaras will be able to cast their vote in the Punjab elections. The Bahujan Samaj Party in Punjab has also demanded this in the past.

BSP president Jasveer Singh Garhi demanded that Guru Ravidas celebrate his 645th birth anniversary on February 16. As every year, on February 13-14, millions of devotees from Punjab and especially from Doba travel to Govardhanpur in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh, the birthplace of the Guru, on special trains for Guru Darshan. The voting date should be changed from February 14 to February 20 as he will not be able to vote.

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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh wants to postpone Channi Assembly elections. The Chief Minister said the reason for this was on the occasion of Sri Guru Ravidas Jayanti. February 16 is Sri Guru Ravidas Jayanti in a letter to the Commission. Today, a large number of people visit Guru’s birthplace in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh. Voting in Punjab on February 14 and Uttar Pradesh elections will make it difficult for devotees to reach there. That is why election dates should be extended by six days.

Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channy wrote that about 32 per cent of the Scheduled Castes live in Punjab. He writes that most people will go to Uttar Pradesh between February 10 and 16. With this he will not be able to vote in the election. In this context, voting should be extended by five to six days. With this, nearly 20 lakh people going to Banaras will be able to cast their vote in the Punjab elections. The Bahujan Samaj Party in Punjab has also demanded this in the past.

BSP president Jasveer Singh Garhi demanded that Guru Ravidas celebrate his 645th birth anniversary on February 16. As every year, on February 13-14, millions of devotees from Punjab and especially from Doba travel to Govardhanpur in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh, the birthplace of the Guru, on special trains for Guru Darshan. The voting date should be changed from February 14 to February 20 as he will not be able to vote.

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