EC adjourned poll to Jangipur assembly seat following death of RSP candidate

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Kolkata, Apr 17 : The Jangipur seat assembly poll in Murshidabad, which was slated for April 26, has been put off following death of RSP (Left front) candidate Pradip Kumar Nandy, who died of covid-19 on Thursday.

The Election Commission on Saturday put off the election to the Jangipur seat in West Bengal following the death of a Revolutionary Socialist Party candidate.

As per provisions of the Representation of the People Act, in case a candidate of a recognised party dies, the poll is put off to allow the party to decide on a new candidate.

The new candidate gets to file his or her nomination and goes through the entire process of scrutiny of documents and the opportunity to withdraw nomination.

“Poll at 58 Jangipur AC in Murshidabad scheduled on April 26 stands adjourned due to death of RSP candidate.” The Election Commission would announce a fresh poll schedule for the seat in the coming days, officials said.


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