Bhopal Gas Disaster: Bhopal Gas Tragedy Anniversary: Plea to Change Vote Counting Date | Bhopal News
The leaders of Bhopal Group for Information & Action, Bhopal Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pension Bhogi Manch, Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha and Bhopal Gas Peedit Stationary Karmachari Sangh in a joint memorandum to CEO said that it’s observed as a day of mourning, tributes are paid to persons who perished in the disaster and marches & protests are also held by the survivors of the disaster demanding justice.
On such a solemn occasion, if election results are declared that day, the victorious candidates will take out rallies, crackers will be burst and colours will be sprayed, which shall not be appropriate, they said, urging the Election Commission of India to shift the date for counting of votes at least in MP from December 3 to some other day. tnn
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