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Tamil Nadu Bishops' Council writes to EC seeking change in poll dates

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Bishops' Council wrote to seeking change in poll date in the state and Puducherry which falls on April 18, citing the clash of dates with 'Thursday', a public ceremony on the Thursday before

In a letter written to Commission, Bishops' Council stated that polling date (April 18) coincides with Thursday and it would not be conducive for the people of the Christian community.

This comes after, an all-party delegation on Tuesday demanded date change of election in Tamil Nadu, which is scheduled to take place on April 18, in view of Chithirai festival from April 8 to 22.

The Election Commission had announced the schedule for elections. The dates for the seven phases are April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. Counting of votes will be done on May 23.

Earlier, some leaders had also raised objections over the clash of the ensuing Lok Sabha elections with the holy month of Ramzan.

However, the (EC) had said that it has excluded the date of the main festival and Fridays from the poll schedule but a full month cannot be excluded.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 17:26 IST
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