Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

BJP seeks to delay legislative council polls

Express News Service | Bangalore | Posted: May 24, 2014 4:10 am

The state unit of the BJP, which had ahead of the general elections sought a deferment of the date over fears that a series of holidays will result in low voter turnouts, has now approached the Election Commission for postponing elections for the legislative council from the teachers and graduates constituencies, scheduled on Tuesday, June 20.

The BJP has, in a petition to the Election Commission, said it would be inconvenient for voters to cast their ballot on a working day and hence voting should be rescheduled to a weekend. Further, nearly 5,000 lecturers will be held up on account of the examinations for engineering students of the Visvesvaraya Technical University on the same day, the press release said.

The state unit has also asked the EC to extend polling time from 4 pm to 6 pm.

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