EC bans all Road shows, rallies of political parties due to corona crisis | Sangbad Pratidin

Published by: Sucheta Sengupta | Posted: April 22, 2021 8:51 pm | Updated: April 22, 2021 8:57 pm Infections are also on the rise. On Thursday, the number of daily corona attacks in the state reached around 12,000. In this situation, the Election Commission was severely reprimanded by the High Court on the same day. Then the officials of Delhi sat motionless. On the same day, the Election Commission issued guidelines banning all processions and road shows. According to sources, a directive in this regard has also reached the State Election Commission office. Earlier, the commission had fixed the campaign deadline after the fourth round of voting. It is said that it can be broadcast from 10 am to 6 pm, after which no campaign will be allowed. The campaign must end 72 hours before polling day. A ban was imposed on gatherings of more than 500 people at public meetings. Earlier, however, the Left parties stopped campaigning after seeing the situation in the state of Corona worrying. The Trinamool also spoke about virtual propaganda in the all-party meeting. However, the BJP opposes a complete halt to the campaign. Due to all this, the campaign was going on for a long time. Nevertheless, a section of the people was against this propaganda.

[আরও পড়ুন: করোনা সংকটে অক্সিজেন সরবরাহ মসৃণ করতে সংস্থাগুলিকে কয়েকদফা দাওয়াই প্রধানমন্ত্রীর]

However, the Election Commission issued new guidelines soon after the sixth round of voting ended on Thursday. All road shows, marches were stopped. Strict restrictions have been imposed on holding public rallies so that more than 500 people do not gather. Incidentally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to hold a road show in Kolkata before the last two rounds of voting. Home Minister Amit Shah was also scheduled for the road show. All of them were canceled after the directives of the commission.

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