The Election Commission got here below criticism of the TMC, with Mamata Banerjee and Mahua Moitra declaring that West Bengal didn’t need an eight-phase election. Banerjee mentioned, “Amid an ongoing pandemic, we firmly opposed EC’s determination to conduct West Bengal polls in eight phases. Now, in view of the large surge in Covid-19 circumstances, I urge the ECI to contemplate holding the remaining phases in one go. This will shield the folks from additional publicity to Covid-19.”
Moitra mentioned, “It is actually prison negligence bordering on manslaughter on a part of the Election Commission to mandate 8 section election in WB in center of worst pandemic.”
The Chief Election Commissioner of West Bengal on Thursday directed officers and all of the political events to make sure strict compliance of the COVID-19 pointers forward of the fifth section of polling, which is to be held on Saturday. The officers have been requested to make sure that voters preserve at the very least 2-feet distance on the polling cubicles in view of worsening COVID-19 scenario.
However, Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee have ballot campaigns schedules for Friday. Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP chief JP Nadda too have programmes scheduled in West Bengal.
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