New Delhi: Election Body’s Announcement Delay
The Congress today raised questions on the independence of the Election Commission after the election body changed the timing of its press conference to announce dates for assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram.
This morning, it was announced that the Election Commission will declare the dates at 12:30 pm. However, an hour later, the timing of the announcement was shifted to 3 in the afternoon. The election body says the move was made for the convenience of all mediapersons so that they can reach in time and to arrange logistics at the Election Commission office.
The BJP is expecting a three lakh strong turnout for PM Modi’s rally.”A large number of people will come to attend the PM’s rally which is significant ahead of the polls,” state education minister Vasudev Devnani said. Ajmer district has eight assembly constituencies and seven of them are represented by BJP legislators while the Congress has one seat, Nasirabad.