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West Bengal Election 2021: Electoral rallies pose major threat of corona infection, Election Commission’s all-party meeting today

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New Delhi: The Election Commission is going to have an all-party meeting today regarding the Corona explosion in the country and the election campaign and rallies happening for the assembly elections in West Bengal. All political parties of Bengal have been asked to send only one representative to attend the meeting. This meeting will be held in Kolkata at 2 pm today.

In this meeting, it will be discussed how to promote and avoid infection in view of increasing cases of corona virus. In this meeting, guidelines can be issued from all political parties to follow the Corona Protocol during the election campaign.

According to the information, the Election Commission may propose to ban rallies in this meeting. Also, instead of big rallies, road shows and public meetings, the Election Commission can propose to campaign door-to-door by maintaining social distance from political parties to groups of five or ten activists. At the same time, the promotion will continue in a digital and virtual way.

Prior to this meeting, the Election Commission has dismissed speculation of holding the remaining four phases together in the Bengal assembly elections. The Election Commission clearly stated that there is no plan to hold the remaining four phases of elections in Bengal together. Considering the growing cases of Corona epidemic across the country, there was a discussion that the remaining elections in Bengal can be held simultaneously.

Let me tell you that earlier, a bench of Calcutta High Court Chief Justice TB N Radhakrishnan, while hearing two PILs, had on Tuesday directed that in relation to the publicity of political parties for the assembly elections in view of the increase in the corona virus cases, the health All related instructions should be strictly followed.

It is worth noting that assembly elections are being held in West Bengal in 8 phases. In 294 assembly seats, voting has been held in 135 seats in four phases so far in the state. While there is still four phases of voting left. Voting for the fifth phase is to be held tomorrow, April 17. In this phase, voting will be held on April 17 on 45 assembly seats in six districts of the state. Hence, the election campaign for the three-phase voting is still going on in the state.


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