West Bengal

Poll for two seats in Bengal, one in Odisha adjourned

The Election Commission on Saturday adjourned polling for the Jangipur and the Shamshergunj Assembly constituencies in West Bengal scheduled for April 26.

Revolutionary Socialist Party candidate Pradip Nandy (73) died on Friday after testing positive. He was the second candidate in the State to die of COVID-19 within 24 hours. Congress candidate for the Shamshergunj constituency Rezaul Haque died of the infection on Thursday.

The EC adjourned the bypoll for the Pipli Assembly constituency in Odisha following the death of Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj also due to the virus.

“These political parties will be provided an opportunity to nominate another candidate for which fresh notification shall be issued by the Commission,” an EC statement said.

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