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Jakhar requests ECI to extend voting time in Punjab

Jakhar requests ECI to extend voting time in Punjab

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in News/ May 22,2024

Punjab BJP Chief Sunil Jakhar has requested Election Commission of India (ECI) an extension of voting hours for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Punjab, scheduled for June 1, citing heatwave conditions.

In a letter to ECI, Jakhar said, “Punjab will be experiencing an intense heat wave on June 1, making it extremely challenging for voters to cast their vote during the peak sunny hours. The intense heat will pose health risks, particularly to vulnerable groups such as the elderly and children.”

Jakhar requests ECI to extend voting time in Punjab
Sunil Jakhar

“To ensure a higher voter turnout and to safeguard public health, I, on behalf of BJP Punjab, request that the voting hours be extended to include cooler periods of day and the voting be allowed from 6 AM to 7 PM, instead of 6 PM”, Jakhar said.

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