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Punjab Elections 2022: SAD urges ECI to review ban on political rallies

By Jasleen Kaur -- January 14, 2022 5:06 pm -- Updated:January 14, 2022 5:14 pm

Mohali: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), led by Sukhbir Singh Badal, has written a letter to the Election Commission of India (ECI), asking the latter to reconsider its earlier decision of imposing a total ban on political rallies or corner meetings ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections 2022 to check Covid-19 surge.

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In its letter, the SAD said small meetings were a must for candidates to approach all sections of society.

 The Punjab Assembly Election 2022 will be held in a single phase on February 14 for 117 constituencies. The counting of votes will take place on March 10. The last date to file nominations will be January 28 and the nomination withdrawal date has been scheduled for January 31.

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Earlier Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra had made it clear that no physical rally of political parties or probably candidates or any other group related to elections would be allowed till January 15 amid Covid-19 surge. The Election Commission of India (ECI) would subsequently review the situation and issues further instructions accordingly.

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