The Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Election is scheduled to be conducted on November 25. The assembly election is being held to elect all 200 members of the state’s Legislative Assembly. The result of the assembly election will be announced on December 3. Days before the election, the Haryana Government released a notice notifying that all educational institutions (schools and colleges), government offices, and board corporations of the state will observe a paid leave or holiday on November 25.
Employees of various factories, shops, and private establishments situated in Haryana who are registered voters in the State of Rajasthan are also entitled to a paid holiday under Section 135-B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (amended in 1996) for the same reason, according to a notification issued by Sanjeev Kaushal, the Chief Secretary of Haryana.
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“The Haryana Government has notified that 25.11.2023 (Saturday), the day of the poll for General Election to the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, 2023, shall be observed as Paid holiday/Special Casual Leave (paid) in all offices, Educational and other institutes of the Government of Haryana, Board & Corporations under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, and under section 135-B of the representation of the People Act, 1951 (amended in 8/1996) in respect of those employees only who are registered as voters in Rajasthan for casting their vote in the said General Election,” reads the official notice.
In October, the date of the Rajasthan Assembly General Election was changed by the Election Commission of India. In response to concerns and petitions from political parties, social organisations, and media outlets, the Election Commission of India postponed the general election to the Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan, as per The Statesman. The date was changed from November 23 to November 25.
Earlier in the day, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot issued the Congress manifesto, pledging a caste survey if the party wins re-election in the upcoming assembly elections. In its election campaign, the Congress also pledged a new system for panchayat recruitment as well as other social programmes. Ashok Gehlot has announced ‘seven guarantees’ or pledges to the people of Rajasthan if the Congress is re-elected in the forthcoming elections on November 25.
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot were also present at the state party office in Jaipur to launch the manifesto, dubbed “Jan Ghoshna Patra.”
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