Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shailendra Kumar stated on Tuesday that the scheduled panchayat by-election from March 5 within the state has been postponed as a result of safety causes. By-elections have been to be held in eight phases from March 5 for greater than 12,500 panchayat seats in Jammu and Kashmir.
Kumar stated, 'The by-elections of the panchayats have been postponed for 3 weeks as a result of safety causes.' <! –
He stated that this step was taken after data obtained from the Home Department relating to safety issues.
Panchayat by-elections have been to be held in 5 phases between March 5 and 20.
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