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West Bengal: Due to the increasing cases of Corona, the civic elections in Bengal should be postponed for a month, BJP’s demand from the Election Commission

West Bengal BJP has written a letter to the State Election Commissioner regarding not holding civic elections amid increasing cases of Corona in West Bengal. BJP has demanded the commissioner to postpone the election by one month.

BJP’s demand to postpone the election (symbolic picture).

Municipal elections amidst increasing cases of corona in West BengalWest Bengal Civic body Election) regarding the West Bengal BJP (Bengal BJP) State Election Commissioner (Bengal Election Commission) has demanded to postpone the election. In a letter to the commissioner, BJP has demanded to postpone the civic elections for a month. BJP Calcutta High Court (Calcutta High Court) Referring to the order of the demand to postpone the election. The court has directed the commission to consider postponing the elections for 4-6 weeks.

The BJP had written a letter in this regard to the Election Commissioner of West Bengal on 7 January as well. The party wrote in the latest letter that on the letter dated 7 January 2022, we regret that we have neither received any response from your side nor heard anything about your decision through media. We draw your attention to the order of the Hon’ble High Court at Calcutta. In fact, the Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal Election Commission to consider postponing the civic elections for 4-6 weeks.

State Election Commission filed affidavit

Elections to the four municipal corporations of West Bengal Bidhannagar, Chandannagar, Asansol and Siliguri are to be held on January 22. A PIL was filed in the Calcutta High Court regarding the conduct of the four municipal corporation elections. The hearing in this matter was completed on Thursday, but the division bench of the Chief Justice had reserved the decision for the time being. An affidavit was also filed in the High Court on behalf of the State Election Commission on Thursday itself.

State government claims – 100% vaccination has been done in all four municipal corporations

In view of this, the commission had told that they have sufficient number of workers to conduct elections in these four municipal corporations. The state government claims that 100% vaccination has been completed in all the four municipal corporations, the people who are in the containment zone will vote last. According to the state government, the positivity rate of corona in Asansol is 16.04 percent. In Asansol 98% people got the first dose and 95% got the second dose. The positivity rate of Corona in Chandannagar is 9%. In Bidhannagar 100% people have got both the doses. The positivity rate in Siliguri is 19.5%. One hundred percent got the first dose and 92 percent got the second dose. The state government is trying to give the second dose of the vaccine to as many people as possible.

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