Kerala's prominent Christian organization named the Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council (KCBC) has written a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora. In a letter, the organization demanded not to conduct Assembly polls during April 1 to 6, citing important holy days for Christians.
According to ANI, in a letter, KCBC said, "The most important holy days of Christians, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter come between April 1 to April 4. These should be excluded from the state election. Politicians and bureaucrats who are Christians may have to work these days in connection with election arrangements. April 5 and 6, which falls after Easter Sunday, also should be excluded from the election schedule."
The Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council (KCBC), the Regional Bishops’ Council for the State of Kerala, is constituted under the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI).
Kerala has a significant percentage of Christians. According to the 2011 Census of India figures, 54.73% of Kerala's population is Hindus, 26.56% are Muslims, 18.38% are Christians, and the remaining 0.33% follows other religions or has no religion.