Elections to one constituency each in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand were postponed on Sunday following the death of candidates.
Election Commission said the election has been postponed in Alapur (ST) constituency of Uttar Pradesh following the death of SP candidate Chandrashekhar. Similarly, due to death of BSP candidate Kuldeep Singh in a road accident, the election to Karnaprayag seat in Uttarakhand has been postponed.
EC postpones election in Karnaprayag, Uttarakhand after BSP candidate Kuldeep Singh died in a road mishap.@htTweets— Smriti Kak (@smritikak) February 12, 2017
The polls in both the places were to be held on February 15.
As per law, if candidates of recognised party die, it is countermanded and party is given time to field a new candidate and polling fixed for new date.
The new dates will be announced later.