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2019 general Election: Muslim cleric wants poll dates shifted for Ramzan

Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali of Aishbagh Eidgah will write to ECI to either pre-pone three dates or keep the polling after Eid

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019  |  Bharatiya Janta Party  |  General Elections 2019

Virendra Singh Rawat  |  Lucknow 

A prominent Sunni cleric has expressed dismay over the Election Commission of India (ECI)'s announcement of polling dates for the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, claiming that the voting is scheduled for the holy month of Ramzan in May.

The Imam of the revered Lucknow-based Aishbagh Eidgah, Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali, has urged the ECI to ‘respect’ the sentiments of Muslims and shift the dates of polling scheduled for May 6, 12 and 19, since Ramzan, the fasting month of Muslims, was expected to begin on May 6. He claimed the moon sighting for Ramzan would be ...

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 15:10 IST
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