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SC asks EC to decide on plea to advance poll timing to 5 am

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Thursday asked the to decide on a plea seeking to advance the voting timing to for the remaining phases of the election due to heat waves and Ramzan.

A petition in this regard was mentioned for urgent hearing before a bench headed by The bench, also comprising Justices and Sanjiv Khanna, took the petition on board and asked the appearing for the to take a decision on the issue.

The petition, filed by advocates and Asad Hayat, said they had given a representation to the on Monday in this regard, but the poll panel has not responded to it.

"The petitioners pray for a direction to the to extend the polling hours during the fifth, sixth and seventh phases of the ongoing general election, 2019 on May 6, May 12 and May 19, respectively, by 2-2.5 hours so as to commence at 4:30/(instead of the notified time of 7 AM) on account of the unprecedented heat waves prevailing in several parts of the country and the onset of the holy month of Ramzan," the plea said.

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First Published: Thu, May 02 2019. 13:25 IST