Polls for the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council have been rescheduled from April 4 to April 6 due to Easter Sunday.
The State Election Commission on March 12 announced that the reschedule was done following representations of several Christian organisations.
A press release from the state election commission in Tripura said that the previously announced date of polling coincided with Easter Sunday. The commission considered the demand and other administrative issues and decided to hold the polling on April 6 instead of April 4.
The counting of votes will be done on April 10 instead of April 8, which was declared earlier.
However, all the schedule of pre-poll activities would remain same and a new council of ADC will be formed on or before April 16, the release stated.
“The casting of votes on April 4 would be inconvenient for a large section of the people, for whom this day has special significance, as the date coincides with the festival of Easter Sunday and has local importance,” the notification stated.