Punjab Poll : Punjab to vote on Feb 20

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New Delhi, Jan 17 : Assembly polls in Punjab were rescheduled by the Election Commission on Monday to February 20. They were earlier scheduled for February 14.

A notification for the election will be issued on January 25. February 1 will be the last date for nomination. The day for counting of votes remains March 10.

The Election Commission said it had received several representations from the Punjab government, political parties and others drawing attention to the movement of a large number of devotees from Punjab to Varanasi for Guru Ravidasji Jayanti celebrations on February 16.

Having polling on February 14 will deprive a large number of people from voting.

UNIINDIA

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