Punjab Assembly elections has been deferred to 20th February this year. Earlier, the poll was scheduled to take place on 14th February. The Commission had received several representations from State Government, Political Parties and other organizations drawing attention regarding movement of a large number of devotees from Punjab to Varanasi for participation in Sri Guru Ravidas Ji Jayanti celebrations, which is observed on 16th February.

The poll body said, after considering these new facts emerging out of these representations, inputs from the State Government and Chief Electoral Officer, past precedence and all facts and circumstances in the matter, it has decided to reschedule the polls in the state.

Now, the notification will be issued on 25th January 2022. The counting of votes will take place on 10th March.

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