RAJYA SABHA ELECTIONS POSTPONED OVER CORONAVIRUS

RAJYA SABHA ELECTIONS POSTPONED OVER CORONAVIRUS
The 1stnewz Staff : Election Commission of India (ECI) has deferred the Rajya Sabha elections that were scheduled for March 26. Looking at the coronavirus lockdown in Delhi and most other states, Election Commission has decided to postpone the Rajya Sabha elections. Election to fill up 55 seats in the Upper House of Parliament was to be held on March 26, but 37 candidates have already been elected without a contest. The decision on holding the Rajya Sabha election for the remaining 18 seats will be taken based on the prevailing situation sources said. As cases of the viral infection surged, authorities have put almost the entire country under lockdown, banning gathering of people and suspending road, rail and air traffic till March 31. The Election Commission will review the situation after March 31.

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