EC puts off poll at Bengal's Jangipur seat following death of RSP candidatePTI | New Delhi | Updated: 17-04-2021 14:05 IST | Created: 17-04-2021 14:05 IST
As per provisions of the Representation of the People Act, in case a candidate of a recognised party dies, the poll is put off to allow the party decide on a new candidate.
The new candidate gets to file his or her nomination and goes through the entire process of scrutiny of documents and the opportunity to withdraw nomination.
A commission spokesperson said, ''Poll at 58 Jangipur AC in Murshidabad scheduled on April 26 stands adjourned due to death of RSP candidate.'' The Election Commission would announce a fresh poll schedule for the seat in the coming days, officials said.
Revolutionary Socialist Party candidate Pradip Kumar Nandi, who tested positive for COVID-19 four days ago, died at a hospital in Berhampore on Friday.
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