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Covid forces K'taka state poll body to defer panchayat polls

Friday - May 29, 2020 12:45 am , Category : INDIA
Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) The Karnataka State Election Commission (SEC) has postponed gram panchayat elections due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the constitutional body ordered on Thursday.
"On examining the viability of conducting the elections to gram panchayats, the SEC has decided to postpone the polls, considering the situation (Covid-19 pandemic)," the SEC ordered.
The poll panel will scrutinise the situation in the days come before taking a call on holding the elections.
The poll body also took congnizance of the district administration and its machineries being busily involved in tackling Covid-19.
The tenure of as many as 5,800 gram panchayats out of 6,025 will lapse between June and August 2020.

--IANS sth/arm