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ECI Changes Election Dates of Anantanaag Rajori parliamentary Seat

The Election Commission of India has announced a revision in the election date for the Anantnag-Rajouri parliamentary seat, shifting it from the previously scheduled date of 7th May to 25th May. This decision comes after receiving multiple representations from political parties in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir, citing logistical, communication, and natural barriers that hinder campaigning and create an unfair playing field for contesting candidates in the constituency.

The Election Commission’s official order, obtained by News Agency Kashmir Scroll, highlights the challenges faced by candidates due to connectivity issues and other barriers in the Anantnag-Rajouri Parliamentary Constituency. These obstacles could potentially impact the fairness of the election process, prompting the need for a revised polling date.

In accordance with Section 56 of the Representation of People Act, 1951, the Election Commission has carefully considered reports from the UT administration and assessed the ground situation in the constituency before making the decision to reschedule the polling date. The revised date of 25th May for the Anantnag-Rajouri parliamentary seat aims to address the concerns raised by political parties and ensure a more equitable electoral process.

The revision in the election schedule for this constituency is part of the ongoing General Election to Lok Sabha, 2024. By adjusting the polling date, the Election Commission aims to provide a level playing field for all contesting candidates and uphold the integrity of the electoral process in Jammu & Kashmir.

This decision reflects the Election Commission’s commitment to ensuring free and fair elections in the region despite the challenges posed by logistical and communication barriers. The revised polling date of 25th May will give candidates in the Anantnag-Rajouri parliamentary seat adequate time to campaign effectively and participate in a more transparent and inclusive electoral process.

Political parties, candidates, and stakeholders involved in the election process are encouraged to take note of this revised polling date and make necessary adjustments to their campaign strategies accordingly. The Election Commission remains dedicated to upholding democratic principles and facilitating a smooth and fair electoral process in Jammu & Kashmir.

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