The Election Commission on Saturday postpone meeting election to the Jangipur seat in West Bengal following the death of a Revolutionary Socialist Party candidate. As per provisions of the Representation of the People Act, in case a candidate of a recognised celebration dies, the ballot is postpone to permit the celebration determine on a brand new candidate.
The new candidate will get to file his or her nomination and goes by way of your complete technique of scrutiny of paperwork and the chance to withdraw the nomination.
A fee spokesperson mentioned, “Poll at 58 Jangipur AC in Murshidabad scheduled on April 26 stands adjourned attributable to death of RSP candidate.”
The Election Commission would announce a contemporary ballot schedule for the seat within the coming days, officers mentioned.
Revolutionary Socialist Party candidate Pradip Kumar Nandi, who examined optimistic for COVID-19 4 days in the past, died at a hospital in Berhampore on Friday.
Nandi, 73, was the celebration’s nominee from the Jangipur meeting constituency within the Murshidabad district within the ongoing West Bengal meeting elections.
(With PTI inputs)