Heading towards lowest turnout in Sangrur bypoll, CM Mann urges ECI to extend one-hour polling time

eci to extend one hour polling time

Heading towards lowest turnout in Sangrur bypoll, CM Mann urges ECI to extend one-hour polling time

Chandigarh: Amid heading towards the lowest turnover in the Sangrur by-election, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has urged Elections Commission of India to extend on-hour poll time, allowing people to cast their votes on Thursday. 

"We demand from the Election Commission of India that the time is for the paddy season. A lot of people have gone to work as a daily wager or other work... Please extend the voting time from 6 pm to 7 pm so that they too can exercise their right to vote as per the constitution framed by Baba Bhimrao Ambedkar, CM Mann said in a social media post in Punjabi. 

Meanwhile, as per the trend, polling would hardly cross even 50% mark in till 6pm which would be the lowest turnover in Sangrur after two decades. 

The constituency has recorded 29.07% polling till 3pm.


Voting percentage in previous Lok Sabha elections in Sangrur 


2019: 72.40

2014: 77.21

2009: 74.41

2004: 69.00

1999: 62.5

1998:  66.4

1996: 71.6

1991: 10.09

1989: 71.70

1984: 70.90

1980: 67.80

1977: 74.4


Jun 23 2022 4:21PM
eci to extend one hour polling time
Source: #Punjab E News

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