News Reading Practice #16

(100 Day Challenge)


Nov. 25 declared as the new polling date after the Election Commission received several requests in view of the 'Dev Uthani Ekadasi' on Nov. 23

Sreeparna Chakrabarty | NEW DELHI

The Assembly poll in Rajasthan would now be held on November 25 instead of November 23 as announced earlier, the Election Commission (EC) said on Wednesday. The change in schedule has been effected considering "large-scale" weddings and social engagements on the earlier date.

On October 9, the EC announced election dates for five States, including Rajasthan where the poll was scheduled to be held on November 23. The date coincides with an auspicious day for the Hindus, 'Dev Uthani Ekadashi', when thousands of weddings take place in Rajasthan.

"Subsequently, representations have been received in the Commission from various political parties, social organisations and also issues raised in various media platforms for change of date of poll considering large-scale weddings and social engagements on that day which may cause inconvenience to large number of people, various logistic issues and may lead to reduced voters' participation during poll," the poll body said in a statement on Wednesday.

It said that considering these factors, the Commission decided to change the date of polling to November 25. The counting of votes though will take place as scheduled on December 3, along with the other States.

New schedule

The Election Commission revises the poll schedule to allow for "large-scale" weddings and social events on November 23

Date of notification: October 30

Last date for filing nominations: November 6

Date for scrutiny: November 7

Last date for withdrawal of candidature: November 9

Voting: November 25


Put off - മാറ്റി വെക്കുക.

Declared - പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചു.

Polling date - തിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പ് ദിനം

In view of - കണക്കിലെടുത്തുകൊണ്ട്

Instead of - പകരമായി

Large-scale - വന്‍തോതിലുള്ള

Coincides - ഒരുമിച്ചുവരിക, സമാനമായി ഭവിക്കുക.

Auspicious day - മംഗള ദിനം

Take place - നടക്കുക

Subsequently - അതിനെതുടര്‍ന്ന്, അനന്തരമായി

Representations - നിവേദനം/പ്രാതിനിധ്യം

Inconvenience - അസൗകര്യം

Logistic - സാമഗ്രികള്‍ എത്തിക്കുന്ന സംവിധാനവുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട..

Participation - പങ്കെടുക്കല്‍
Poll body -
തിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പു ഉദ്യോഗസ്ഥര്‍, കമ്മിഷന്‍

Counting of votes - വോട്ടെണ്ണല്‍

Along with - ഒപ്പം, കൂടെ