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Change in Punjab polling day shows importance of Dalit votes in state 

Economic Times | 26/01/2022 06:50 PM | Click to read full article

The ECI decision to defer the polling date in Punjab by six days to facilitate the celebration of Guru Ravidas Jayanti by his devotees on February 16 shows how crucial are Dalit votes for various political parties in the state.

Punjab was originally scheduled to go to the polls on February 14, but the poll panel, on representation from various political parties, deferred the voting day to February 20 to ensure that Guru Ravidas Jayanti.