Kolkata, October 6 : The Congress Saturday said it seems that the EC delayed its scheduled press conference to announce poll dates for four states on account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at a public rally in Rajasthan. The Election Commission (EC) is set to announce Saturday afternoon the poll schedules for Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, "The EC was supposed to hold a press conference at 12.30 pm to announce polls in four states. But, it was postponed to 3 pm." The apparent reason could be to "facilitate Modi to deliver his speech at a rally at 1 pm in Rajasthan", he said at the India Today East Conclave here. Assembly Elections 2018 Dates Likely to be Announced by Election Commission For Polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram And Telangana Today.
Surjewala said the people are under attack by their own government and the economy was in doldrums with the rupee sliding everyday. On who will be the prime minister after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, he said "the people will decide". "But, it will be a people's government and not be at war with the people," the Congress leader said. Congress Questions Independence of ECI, Claims Time of Schedule Announcement Changed Due to Modi Rally in Rajasthan.