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Modi forced EC to delay announcement of LS poll dates: Cong leader

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

"forced" the EC to delay the announcement of poll dates to facilitate his election campaigning, alleged on Tuesday.

In-charge of the Campaign Committee in Rajasthan, Sharma claimed that the poll dates announced by the (EC) were as per Modi's convenience.

The will be held from April 11 to May 19. The results will be declared on May 23.

"poll announcement was delayed due to Narendra Modi's scheduled public meetings and other programmes," Sharma told reporters on the sidelines of Campaign Committee meeting for the polls.

"The was forced to announce the dates on the directions of the prime minister," he added.

The further said that voting in was scheduled for May 19 as per the convenience of the so that he could complete his election campaigning.

The Congress said that public meetings will be organised in 400 blocks of the state, in which star campaigners including national and state leaders will address different sections of the society.

He said that the Congress wants the elections to be based on issues and not rhetoric.

The elections are for saving the constitutional institutions and the Congress party will expose the lies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he said.

He exuded confidence that the Congress will win all 25 seats in the state.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 20:30 IST