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Rajasthan high court: Municipal elections postponed in Jaipur

March 18, 2020, 8:37 pm

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Rajasthan high court. Image credit: Post staff

Jaipur: The municipal corporation elections in Jaipur, Kota and Jodhpur have been postponed keeping in view the possibility of Coronavirus outbreak. The elections will now be held in the first week of June. A double bench of Rajasthan high court gave an order in this regard on Wednesday. The state election commission had announced the election schedule recently. The voting was to take place on April 5.

The Rajasthan government had approached the high court and pleaded that the election be postponed as it could lead to the spread of Coronavirus. Many other public interest litigations had been filed in the high court. The court heard the PILs on Wednesday and said that the elections would be postponed.

In its plea, the government said that the adversaries have been issued in the public interest and there is a ban on the gathering of 50 or more people. The election commission should comply with the guidelines.

The elections will be held in the first week of June. The double bench of Justice Sangeet Raj Lodha and Manoj Kumar Vyas directed the election commission to postpone elections.

Coronavirus scare is affecting normal life in the state. Brahma Temple in Pushkar was closed for devotees till March 31.

First published: March 18, 2020