Business Standard

EC set to postpone polls in Rajasthan's Ramgarh after BSP candidate dies

Now the Assembly elections in Rajasthan will be held on 199 seats instead of 200 on December 7

Topics
Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018  |  Rajasthan Elections  |  Rajasthan Elections 2018

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rajasthan bypolls,Ajmer ,Alwar,Mandalgarh Assembly seat,Bharatiya Janata Party,BJP,Congress,Gopal Malviya, Election Commission,Sanwar Lal Jat,Mahant Chand Nath, Kirti Kumari ,EVMs , Rajput community
A woman shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting her vote during by-election for parliamentary seat at a village in Rajastha. File photo: PTI

The Election Commission is set to postpone Assembly elections in Alwar's Ramgarh seat following the death of a BSP candidate Thursday, sources said.

The sources in the poll panel cited election laws to say that if the candidate of a recognised national or state party dies before the polls, elections are postponed.

"This allows the party to find a suitable replacement. The new date is announced keeping in mind the seven day period for filing nominations and 14 days of campaigning," a senior functionary explained.

The BSP is a recognised national party.

Now the Assembly elections in Rajasthan will be held on 199 seats instead of 200 on December 7. In Ramgarh constituency, there are as many as 21 candidates in the fray.

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 17:05 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU