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Delhi polls: Haryana declares holiday on February 7

Delhi polls: Haryana declares holiday on February 7

The holiday was declared under section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 and under section 135-B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

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Chandigarh: Haryana government on Thursday declared February 7, when polling takes place in Delhi, as a paid holiday or special casual leave (paid) in all government offices, educational institutions, boards and corporations.

The holiday was declared under section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 and under section 135-B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 in respect of those employees of the state government who are registered voters of Delhi for casting their votes in the said election, an official release said.

The notification also said that the employees of various factories, shops and private establishments located in Haryana, who are registered voters of Delhi, are also allowed to take leave (paid) under Section 135-B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 for casting their votes.

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