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Polling for the fifth phase of election in West Bengal under the Shadow of Covid-19 case spike

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New Delhi:
West Bengal Election: On the one hand the entire country is facing the Corona epidemic, on the other hand, voting is being held for the fifth phase in West Bengal. In the history of Indian politics, hardly any voting process would have been conducted in the midst of such a difficult situation. The voting process started this morning started at seven in the morning and will continue till 6.30 pm. In today’s phase elections, the political fate of 342 candidates for 45 seats in six districts is being decided by the voters being held in EVM, security arrangements have also been kept in the polling stations, special instructions have been given to the security personnel after the last phase is violent. went. The Election Commission claims that Kovid rules are being followed at polling booths, but people standing in queues outside the booths are not visible as per the rules of social distancing. Let us tell you that the assembly elections in the state are to be held in eight phases, out of which voting for four phases has been completed, voting is going on today for the fifth phase. Voting will be held on April 22, 26 and 29 for the remaining three phases.

Election and Corona …

  1. In west bengal Assembly elections At least five candidates from different fighting parties have been found infected with the corona virus. Of the five candidates found infected, three are from TMC and one each from Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and BJP.

  2. North Bengal and South Bengal (South bengal) The decision of the political fate of 342 candidates for 45 seats in six districts of the district will be held in the EVM today, the voting process started at seven in the morning. Lines of people are visible at the polling booth since morning.

  3. Siliguri Mayor Ashok Bhattacharya, state minister Britya Buss and BJP’s Samik Bhattacharya are also trying their luck in this phase. A total of 1.13 crore voters will vote in this phase.

  4. The election campaign for the 45 seats in the fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections today (April 17) came to a halt on Wednesday evening. The Election Commission has increased the period between the conclusion of election campaign and the commencement of voting in the fourth phase from 72 hours to 72 hours in view of the deaths in violence in Cooch Behar.

  5. After the death of four persons in CISF firing in Cooch Behar and one person in an attack by unknown persons, the Election Commission has deployed at least 853 companies of central forces to ensure free and fair voting.

  6. During the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP was ahead of the Trinamool Congress in more seats in the region. In the 2016 assembly elections, the Trinamool Congress won 32 seats, the Left Front-Congress alliance won ten seats in the region, while the BJP did not get any seats.

  7. In the backdrop of rising cases of coronavirus of Kovid-19, the Election Commission on Friday imposed some restrictions on the election campaign of political parties, including reducing the time of campaigning for the West Bengal assembly elections.

  8. There will be no change in the voting schedule of the remaining phases in West Bengal. In the all-party meeting, the ruling Trinamool Congress demanded to vote together for the last three phases, but other parties did not support it.

  9. The BJP said in the all-party meeting on the Kovid-19 position of the Chief Electoral Officer that it is against the simultaneous elections for the remaining phases in West Bengal, because by doing so, the voters and candidates of the seats where the elections are yet to be held Will be harmed.

  10. CPI (M) Rajya Sabha member Vikas Bhattacharya said that in the all-party meeting called by the Chief Electoral Officer in view of the worrisome situation of Kovid-19 in West Bengal, the Left Front said that the electoral program should be maintained.

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