Election Commission defers Rajya Sabha polls over virus woes1 min read 24 Mar 2020, 12:49 PM IST
The deferment was possible as there is no legal binding that all Rajya Sabha seats must be occupied at all times
Polling for electing 18 Rajya Sabha members was scheduled to take place on Thursday
NEW DELHI : The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday deferred elections for Rajya Sabha as vast parts of India have been placed under a lockdown to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The decision comes a day after the Parliament was adjourned sine die on the same grounds.
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