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EC seeks explanation from Punjab CS and DC Sangrur for seeking extension of voting time
Sangrur (Punjab), June 23 2022 (ANI):
The Election Commission of India has expressed its utter displeasure towards the seeking of extension of voting time sought during by-elections in Sangrur district.
The Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab received a strong worded letter from the ECI where they poured their disregard towards this matter.
The ECI has pointed out that this extension of time was sought to influence and manipulate a particular section of voters.
The Chief Secretary of Punjab and the Returning Officer are required to submit their replies for the explanation by Friday 1 pm.
ANI tweeted, “ECI seeks an explanation from DC Sangrur & Chief Secretary Punjab for asking for an extension in polling time towards closing hours at 4pm without any new facts appearing on the day of polling and thereby attempting to influence a section of voters: Election Commission of India”.