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Polls to One Seat Each in UP, Uttarakhand Postponed

Elections to one constituency each in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand were postponed on Sunday following the death of candidates.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:February 12, 2017, 11:19 PM IST
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Polls to One Seat Each in UP, Uttarakhand Postponed
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New Delhi: Elections to one constituency each in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand were postponed on Sunday following the death of candidates.

Election Commission said in New Delhi that following the death of SP candidate Chandrashekhar of Alapur (ST) constituency the
election has been postponed.

Similarly, due to death of BSP candidate Kuldeep Singh in a road accident, the election to Karnaprayag seat has also been postponed.

The polls in both the places were to be held on February 15.

As per law, if candidates of recognised party die, it is countermanded and party is given time to field a new candidate and polling fixed for new date.

The new dates will be announced later.

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