A bench of Chief Justice Prakash Srivastava and Justice Ajay Kumar Mukherjee, in its order dated January 13, had said that the State Election Commission should take a decision regarding postponement of the elections within 48 hours.
West Bengal municipal elections postponed till February 12.
corona infection in bengalCoronavirusWest Bengal State Election Commission in view of the increasing cases of (WBSEC) municipal elections (West Bengal Civic Body Election) has been decided to be postponed till February 12. The WBSEC in a notification after a meeting with the state government said that the municipal elections in Asansol, Bidhannagar, Siliguri and Chandannagar scheduled to be held on January 22 have been postponed till February 12.
The Calcutta High Court on Friday asked the State Election Commission (SEC) to postpone the civic polls in four municipal corporations for four to six weeks in view of the increasing cases of corona virus infection in West Bengal. Explore possibilities. A bench of Chief Justice Prakash Srivastava and Justice Ajay Kumar Mukherjee, in its order dated January 13, had said that the State Election Commission should take a decision in this regard within 48 hours.
Elections in four municipal corporations were to be held on January 22
During the hearing of a PIL, the bench said that the SEC will have to keep in mind the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the state. Also, the bench said that there are more cases of infection in North 24 Parganas district and Chandannagar town. Earlier, the SEC had said that elections in Bidhannagar, Chandannagar, Siliguri and Asansol municipal corporations would be held on January 22. Bidhannagar comes in North 24 Parganas district only. The court had also said that the SEC should also consider whether it is possible to conduct free and fair elections in a peaceful manner under these circumstances.
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