New Delhi: In view of the upcoming assembly elections in Haryana, a public holiday has been announced on October 21 for those working in the government and semi-government offices, state-run corporations and boards, educational institutions, public enterprises and banks in Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi, stated a report. Employees can avail of this holiday to cast their votes.

Notably, the state government of Punjab has declared the holiday for all those officials or employees of Punjab government offices, boards, corporations, and educational institutions who are registered voters of any of the Haryana assembly constituencies. Since an official notification in this regard has been issued, the leave taken by the employee will not be deducted from their leave account. However, the employees must submit a copy of his voter card to their department, a report quoted the spokesperson of Punjab government as saying.

The much-awaited single-phased Haryana Assembly election 2019 will be held on Monday, i.e., October 21. The voting will begin at 7 AM and end at 5 PM on the same day.  (Full coverage on Assembly election 2019)

The state will witness a three-cornered battle between Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress, and Indian National Lok Dal. Other political parties that will contest in the election include Aam Aadmi Party, Swaraj India Party, Jannayak Janata Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, and Lok Janshakti Party. A total of 1,168 candidates from different political parties are in the fray for the 90-member Vidhan Sabha. The five-year term of the Legislative Assemblies of Haryana will expire on November 2. Notably, the state has 1.82 crore registered voters including 1.07 lakh service voters, stated a report.