Punjab Elections 2022 Deferred: Why It is a Breather for Congress, BJP, AAP and Akali Dal

Punjab Elections 2022 Deferred: Why It Is A Breather For Congress, Bjp, Aap And Akali Dal
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Punjab Elections 2022 Deferred: Why It is a Breather for Congress, BJP, AAP and Akali Dal, Realising the significance of caste matrix for the multi-cornered Punjab assembly polls, every political celebration had approached the Election Commission of India (ECI) to postpone the surveys with an eye on the extremely substantial Ravidassia sect in the state.

The ECI, previously in the day, pressed the polls to February 20 from February 14, after political parties sought deferment in view of the birth anniversary events of Expert Ravidas, whose birthday is celebrated on February 16. The followers of the sect, the Ravidassias as they are called, are pegged at around 5 million in the state.

With such a big number, every political party wanted to guarantee that they are not left out.The followers of the sects go to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh apart from arranging several programmes across the state.Fearing that the Ravidassias would

be travelling to UP, the first to raise the need for deferring the dates was raised by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

“If the voting is held on February 14, the fans of Guru Ravidas would not be able to cast their votes as they would be taking a trip or remain engaged in the preparations of the celebrations,”he had pointed out.ALSO READ|Punjab Elections 2022: Do Not Vote for Parties Which are Not Even in Contest, States AAP’s Raghav Chadha He therefore prompted the EC to consider the postponement of the dates so that people from this neighborhood in specific might take part on the elections process.Joining the chorus for the post ponement was the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Akali Dal and Aam Aadmi Celebration(AAP). Ravidassias are mainly in the Doaba area of the state which comprises 23 assembly constituencies and each seat has SC population varying from 25-75%. The Congress is concentrating on the politically considerable Doaba region, a reason why the celebration was even considering declaring the second seat for CM Channi from this area. Read all the Newest News, Breaking News and Coronavirus News here.Published at Mon, 17 Jan 2022 10:30:11 -0500

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