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After Mamata, former CEC wants Bengal polls to be finished in one go

Friday, April 16, 2021 • Telugu Comments

There is a demand that the remaining three phases of polling in West Bengal be clubbed into a single phase in order to prevent coronavirus from spreading due to intense political activity. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has appealed to the Election Commission of India to consider her proposal.

"Now, in view of the huge surge in #COVID19 cases, I urge the ECI to consider holding the remaining phases in ONE go. This will protect the people from further exposure to #COVID19 (sic)," she tweeted out.

Following her, several voices have also made the same proposal. Former Chief Election Commissioner Dr. S.Y. Quraishi tweeted, "The proposal to club last 3 phases of polls in WB alongside the ban on all physical rallies is sensible, desirable and doable. Saving lives at all costs is the foremost objective."

However, on its part, the EC said that there is no plan to collapse the remaining phases into one.

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