Assam govt declares paid holidays on polling days

The Assam government today declared paid holidays on the three days of polling in the state for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

According to an official release, all factories, plantations, shops, commercial establishments, public entertainment places and banks will provide paid holidays to their workers to cast their votes.

Polling in the state's 14 Lok Sabha seats will be held in three phases on April 7, 12 and 24.