Officials said a decision to shut schools will be taken later. “Since weekends are holidays, we will review the air quality on Sunday and take a decision,” said B N Singh, district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar.
According to officials, Gurgaon district recorded a turnout of only 52.52 per cent, experiencing a drop of more than 10 per cent since 2014, when 64 per cent voters came to polling stations to cast their vote.
Addressing his first rally for the Haryana Assembly polls, Modi said parties opposing the government’s move in Jammu and Kashmir should explain the benefits of Article 370 to “mothers and widows of martyrs in Haryana”.
Nuh, Punhana and Ferozepur Jhirka constituencies have eluded the BJP since the first election in Haryana in 1967, despite the party occasionally giving tickets to candidates from the dominant community.
Haryana state chief added that fake news is spread both “directly and in a twisted way”, with the latter being news that “does not seem like it is being spread by BJP”. “It is not a straight political attack and influences people’s minds in a twisted way,” she said.