Nation Current Affairs 07 May 2019 EC postpones Patkura ...

EC postpones Patkura polls due to cyclone Fani

PTI
Published May 7, 2019, 1:44 am IST
Updated May 7, 2019, 1:44 am IST
Earlier, the ECI had fixed May 19 as the date of polls for Patkura assembly segment.
Election Commission of India
 Election Commission of India

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has further postponed the polling for Patkura Assembly constituency in coastal Kendrapara district due to the devastation caused by cyclone ‘Fani’ in Odisha, an official said on Monday.

“In view of the serious devastation caused by cyclone Fani, ECI has decided to extend the completion of the elections from Patkura assembly constituency for 60 days,” Odisha’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar said, adding that the date of the poll will be be suitably decided after assessing local situation.

 

Earlier, the ECI had fixed May 19 as the date of polls for Patkura assembly segment.

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik had urged the ECI to postpone the polls in view of the cyclone. 

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