Corona's eclipse on assembly elections, Election Commission can tighten rules"
Corona's eclipse on assembly elections, Election Commission can tighten rules

New Delhi: Assembly elections are proposed in five states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur this year. The term of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly ends in May 2022, while the term of the assemblies of the other four states is being completed on different dates in March 2022. The situation across the country is steadily deteriorating due to the Corona virus and its new variants Omicron.

In view of this, the Election Commission of India may tighten the covid protocol during elections in five states. At the same time, the Commission can tighten the rules of election rallies. The commission has said that it will be mandatory for officers and employees to have both doses of vaccine during the assembly elections. Further, the Commission will not impose the mandatory vaccination on voters due to election rights. The meeting is currently underway under the leadership of Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra. After the meeting, the Commission is likely to discuss the new Corona Protocol with all the five states including UP, Uttarakhand and Punjab on Wednesday.

According to media reports, the Election Commission is likely to announce the dates for assembly elections in five states between January 10 and 13. As well as the dates for the 2017 assembly elections, elections may end by february and the first week of March in 2022. According to it, Uttar Pradesh is likely to go to polls in 7 to 8 phases this time.

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