The United Democratic Front (UDF) has formally written to the Chief Election Commission (CEC) pushing for rescheduling of Piravom byelection from March 18 to 17.

UDF convener P.P. Thankachan, in his letter to the CEC on Monday, pointed out that that it was the Lent period for Christians and the 18th being a Sunday, believers would find it difficult to vote on that day. Mr. Thankachan also sent an identical letter to the Chief Minister seeking his intervention in the matter.

A recent meeting of the UDF had decided to seek the rescheduling of the bypoll.