Wed, 25 Jan 2023 06:33 PM IST
The Election Commission on Wednesday revised the date for bypolls in two seats of Maharashtra to February 26. Earlier, on January 18, the poll body had announced February 27 as the date for bye-elections in Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and a Parliamentary constituency in Lakshadweep.
The counting of votes will take place on March 2, as previously scheduled. The same day the results of the Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland Assembly polls will also be announced.
The Election Commission's fresh announcement came after it was informed that the polling dates in Chinchwad and Kasba Peth seats in Maharashtra were clashing with exams scheduled for Class 12 and graduation courses.
The Pune District Election Officer informed that the voting would fall on the same date as Standard 12 HSC exam and graduate degree exams. These exams were to be held centres dedicate as polling stations.
The Election Commission, which took into account the ground situation and other relevant aspects of the matter, decided to revise the date of polling for bye-elections to the two seats.