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Supreme Court junks plea asking EC to advance poll timings due to Ramzan

A vacation bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna rejected the plea, saying the notified timings of voting are from 7 am to 6 pm and voters can cast vote in the morning also

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Supreme Court

The Monday dismissed a plea seeking a direction to the to advance poll timings to 5:30 am from 7 am for the seventh phase of polls in view of searing heat and the month of Ramzan.

A vacation bench comprising Justices and rejected the plea, saying the notified timings of voting are from 7 am to 6 pm and voters can cast vote in the morning also.

"The timings are for 7 am to 6 pm. People can come in the morning to cast their votes. They (EC) will face logistical problem (if timings are preponed)," the bench told who had filed the petition.

First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 12:25 IST
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