Published by: Subhajit Mandal | Posted: April 22, 2021 12:20 pm | Updated: April 22, 2021 12:39 pm Shubhankar Basu and Shahzad Hossain: Two minority-dominated centers in Murshidabad are not voting on their day. The Election Commission changed the date of elections in Samsherganj and Jangipur. Voting in these two centers will take place on May 18. Earlier, the commission had declared May 13 as polling day. But several political parties objected to the 13th polls. The Congress and AIMIM also applied for a change in the polling day. In view of this, the commission took a new decision. The election was supposed to be held in Samsherganj constituency on April 26, i.e. in the seventh phase. The election of Samsherganj center has to be canceled in accordance with the rules on the death of the Congress candidate. According to the district administration, the polling day will be announced in those two centers after following the rules. On the other hand, the Jangipur center was also scheduled to go to polls on April 28. Don’t put your hand in this center either. Pradeep Nandir, a candidate of the United Front of the Center and secretary of the RSP local committee, died on April 17. As usual, the voting has to be postponed in that center also.
[আরও পড়ুন: হালিশহরে বিজেপির মণ্ডল সভাপতির বাড়িতে ‘হামলা’, মারধর দাদা ও বৃদ্ধা মা’কে]
After that, the polling day was announced on May 13 in those two centers. Which is probably their day. This caused dissatisfaction in the area. Some locals became vocal in demanding a change in the by-election day. Many also demanded a boycott of the vote on social media. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee herself expressed dissatisfaction with the new day of voting. A letter was sent to the commission on behalf of the Congress demanding cancellation of the vote. Letters are also given on behalf of AIMIM. The commission has decided to postpone the polls in those two centers for three days due to the objections of different parties. However, no changes were made on the day of the counting. Sangbad Pratidin News App: Download to get the latest updates of news Like to stay in the daily news Like on Facebook and follow on Twitter. Get updates on all news LikeDownload News every day