WB Election: EC strictly orders district administration to implement Pandemic Act during poll Sangbad Pratidin

Shubhankar Basu: The Election Commission is more strict about the 6-point election in Bengal under COVID-19. The commission directed the district administrations to give final effect to sections 51 to 60 of the Emergency Act and section 16 of the Indian Penal Code. Violation of this law will result in imprisonment and a hefty fine. The district administrations need to enforce this law vigorously to prevent the transmission of the Corona campaign. In a video conference on Friday, the commission made it clear at a meeting of the concerned district administrations in the districts where the remaining two rounds of voting took place. Why Coronavirus rules are not being followed properly in Bengal polls? What steps has the commission taken in this regard? Why did Daisara work by issuing notices without exercising maximum power? The Delhi Election Commission had to face severe reprimand in the Calcutta High Court on Thursday. The commission then called an emergency meeting with the state election officer and the district administration on Friday afternoon. Why was it not implemented? That is why the commission had to face reprimand in the court, they said. This also raises the question, why is the High Court having to intervene?

[আরও পড়ুন: করোনা সংক্রমণে লাগাম নেই বঙ্গে, একদিনে নতুন করে আক্রান্ত প্রায় ১৩ হাজার]

The commission officials then said that the district administration must file an FIR against the candidate if he does not abide by the Corona rules. That report should be sent to the office of the commission. According to sources, 6 candidates have been protested in Malda for violating the rules. The concerned district administration has filed an FIR against 6 candidates of Birbhum. Looking at these statistics, the commission said, show cause is not enough. Strictly enforce the law and punish. The meeting also raised the issue of attack on a BJP candidate in Malda. In it, the commission expressed suspicion that illegal weapons were being recovered by conducting proper searches in various sensitive districts. Commission officials have also instructed the administration to launch a more stringent campaign in this regard. In this context they have mentioned the names of Malda, Murshidabad, Calcutta, Birbhum.

[আরও পড়ুন: সংক্রমণের ভয়ে এগিয়ে এল না কেউ, টানা ১৫ ঘণ্টা পড়ে রইল করোনায় মৃত ব্যক্তির দেহ!]

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