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Lok Sabha election’s dates clashed with Ramadan, Muslim leaders express dissatisfaction
On Sunday, the Election Commission announced the dates of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019. Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases. Elections will be held from April 11 to 23. Ramadan will also start from May 5. In this way, many Muslim leaders have objected on the dates of elections.
Election dates are being held in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Bihar only during Ramadan. The number of Muslim voters in these three states is very high. Therefore, the Muslim leaders of these three states have requested the Election Commission to make changes in the dates of elections.
Kolkata Mayor and Trinamool Congress leader Firhad Hakim questioned the dates of the elections. He said that Muslims will face problems in elections due to the month of Ramadan.
The Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has said that who have an objection regarding the election dates can file his complaint in the Election Commission. He said that the Election Commission has given 8 hours for voting so that Muslim voters will not face any problem.