73-IB. POWER OF STATE GOVERNMENT TO POSTPONE ELECTION
Where due to scarcity, drought, flood, fire or any other natural calamity Power of or rainy season or any ejection programme, of the State legislative Assembly or Council or the House of the People or a local authority, coinciding with the election programme of any society or class of societies or such other reasons as, in the opinion election. of the State Government, are exceptional, it is not in the public interest to hold elections to any society or class of societies, the State Government may, notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or in any rules, or bye-laws made thereunder, or any other law for the time being in force, for reasons to be recorded in writing, by general or special order, postpone the election of any society or class of societies. for a period not exceeding six months at a time which period may further be extended so however, that the total period shall not exceed one year in the aggregate.