Maharashtra State Election Commissioner UPS Madan announced postponement of by elections for 5 Zillla Parishads and 33 Panchayat Samitis on Friday.
These polls were scheduled to be held for Akola, Dhule, Nagpur, Nandurbar & Washim Zilla parishads and Panchayat Samitis coming in jurisdictions of these districts. Collectors of these 5 districts were asked to submit the reports for the Covid situation in their respective districts. Decision to postpone is an outcome of the reports submitted by the Collectors for the covid19 situation in the districts, reports suggested that 2nd wave of Covid19 is not yet over as well as possibility of third wave of the Covid19 pandemic cannot be denied.
The SEC statement also informed that new elections scheduled will be announced when situation becomes better for elections.