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EC delayed announcement of poll dates for PM Modi's rally in Rajasthan, says Congress

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Lungsanliu Gonmei | Updated on: 06 Oct 2018, 01:48:08 PM
EC delayed announcement of poll dates for PM Modi's rally in Rajasthan, says Congress (PHOTO: PTI)

New Delhi:

The Congress on Saturday hit out at the Election Commission, saying it seems that the EC delayed its scheduled press conference to announce poll dates for four states keeping in view Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at a public rally in Rajasthan.

The Election Commission (EC) is set to announce the schedules for Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh on Saturday at 3 pm instead of the 12.30 pm scheduled earlier.

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"The EC was supposed to hold a press conference at 12.30 pm to announce polls in four states. But, it was postponed to 3 pm… The apparent reason could be to "facilitate Modi to deliver his speech at a rally at 1 pm in Rajasthan," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said at the India Today East Conclave in Kolkata.

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Surjewala said the people are under attack by their own government and the economy was in doldrums with the rupee sliding everyday.

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First Published : 06 Oct 2018, 01:45:38 PM

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