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Bypolls to panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir postponed: Chief Electoral Officer

PTI Jammu | Updated on February 18, 2020 Published on February 18, 2020

The bypolls to panchayats scheduled from March 5 in Jammu and Kashmir has been postponed due to security reasons, J&K Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shailendra Kumar said on Tuesday.

By-election to over 12,500 panchayat seats in Jammu and Kashmir was scheduled to be held in eight phases from March 5.

“The bypolls to panchayats has been postponed for three weeks due to security reasons,” Kumar told PTI.

He said this step was taken after inputs given to him by the home department over security issues.

The eight-phase poll was earlier scheduled to be held from March 5 to March 20 on a party basis. The polling was slated for March 5,7, 9, 12,14,16,18 and 20.

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Published on February 18, 2020
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