Postpone Uttarakhand polls, says BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to postpone Assembly elections in Uttarakhand in view of heavy snowfall in many parts of the state and also sought removal of certain officials from key positions in Uttar Pradesh said to be close to ruling BSP.

The demands were made by a party delegation led by BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi when it met Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi. Naqvi said there has been heavy snowfall in many parts of Uttarakhand due to which voters may face problems and that even leaders of parties were unable to go there for campaigning in view of the weather conditions.

“We have asked the EC to extend the date for Assembly polls to help provide relief to voters,” Naqvi said.rakhand is slated to go to polls on January 30. The BJP delegation while complaining against the BSP in UP asked the EC not to allow deployment of certain officials already removed by it from key positions in the state.

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