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Covid-19: EC defers polls to Jangipur, Samserganj and Odisha’s Pipli | India News


New Delhi: Noting the lockdown curbs imposed by national and state level disaster management officials in view of the increase in Kovid cases, the Election Commission on Monday avoided the Jangipur and Samserganj assembly seats and by-polls in West Bengal. Pipli Assembly constituency of Odisha. The three polls were earlier postponed due to the deaths of fighting candidates affiliated with recognized political parties, and were scheduled to take place on May 16.
“Under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 issued by NDMA / SDMA, CEO West Bengal and CEO Odisha after considering all the physical facts and CEO Odisha’s inputs and the Commission has decided to postpone the scheduled vote and extend the period. Odisha’s 110-Pipli A.C. And West Bengal 58-Jangipur and 56-Samserganj Assembly constituencies. The EC said in a press note that a fresh notice would be issued after assessing the epidemic situation.
Polling Penn added that the model code in the three assembly constituencies is being lifted with immediate effect and will be re-enacted from the next date of notification.
Meanwhile, the EC announced on Monday that the code of conduct has been discontinued with immediate effect in four states, one union territory and constituencies where assembly polls or by-polls were held. The results were announced on Sunday.

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