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Assembly elections: 5 states demand early elections, state minister appeals to EC over fears of third wave of corona

Assembly Elections: In view of the possible third wave of COVID-19, there is a demand to hold the forthcoming Assembly elections in 5 states ahead of schedule. Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo has said that in view of the growing concerns over a possible third wave of Corona epidemic, the Election Commission of India should hold next year’s Assembly elections ahead of schedule. Speaking to media, TS Singh Deo said postponing the forthcoming assembly elections in five states, including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, would not be the right decision.

Demand for early assembly elections

Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo has expressed surprise over the Allahabad High Court’s application to the Election Commission to postpone the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections for 1-2 months. He said there was growing concern about a possible third wave of the COVID-19 epidemic, so the Election Commission should hold elections ahead of schedule. He said that if the election is postponed, there will be more problems because the current positive rate is still low. When the country is in the middle of the third wave of Covid-19, it will be more difficult to choose.

Appropriate guidelines must be followed

The Chhattisgarh minister has said that proper guidelines must be followed in election rallies. Large gatherings should be avoided. Only those who have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine should be allowed to attend the rally. Earlier on December 24, the Allahabad High Court had asked the Election Commission of India to immediately postpone the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections for 1-2 months. The court called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Election Commission to immediately ban gatherings and public meetings of political parties in the state.

 

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