Monday, June 27, 2022

No clubbing of remaining phases in Bengal: EC

The Election Commission (EC) ended all speculations regarding clubbing the remaining phases of the Bengal assembly elections 2021 into one on Thursday.

Polling in West Bengal is taking place in 8 phases out of which voting the first four phases has already ended.

The counting of votes will be held on May 2.

The West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer has called an all-party meeting on April 16 to ensure adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines mandated by the Election Commission for the remaining phases of the West Bengal polls.

This comes in the wake of the Calcutta High Court order dated April 13.

Reportedly, all political parties in the state have been asked to send only one representative each for the meeting which is likely to witness discussion related to campaigning.

At present, there are 32,621 active novel coronavirus cases in West Bengal while 5,87,037 patients have been discharged besides 10,458 fatalities. 


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