As we all know that municipality election is schedule to held in Telangana, where speculation are raised that due to increasing corona cases election may postponed but election commission has made clear statement on it. On Thursday, The State Election Commission (SEC) said that the municipal elections in Telangana will be held as scheduled on April 30, but imposed further restrictions on electioneering in view of the increasing Covid-19 cases in the State.
Here it is to be noted that in the latest order issued by the SEC, no rallies, public meetings, street plays, among other forms of campaign, will be permitted from 7 pm to 8 am beginning Thursday. Besides, campaigning for the seven ULBs going to polls will come to an end 72 hours before polling as against the normal 48 hours. These decisions were taken after some political parties appealed to the SEC to postpone the elections, citing the rising Covid-19 cases across the State.
However, The SEC said electioneering will conclude at 5 pm on April 27. It said that several instances of blatant violations of Covid guidelines including physical distancing and wearing of face masks had been brought to its notice. Taking a serious view of repeated violations of Covid protocol by star campaigners, political leaders and candidates, the SEC observed that it was necessary to curtail electioneering for the seven ULBs and nine casual vacancy wards.