The new guidelines, announced on Monday, limit the number of people attending a political party’s election campaign meeting due to the sudden increase in the case of
On Monday, the State Election Commission announced that it would ban large political demonstrations and road shows during the January 22 election schedule for the capital’s four corporations, and would allow a small team of up to five politicians to work in front of the door. . – door campaign.
The new guidelines, announced on Monday, limit the number of people attending a political party’s election campaign meeting due to the sudden increase in the case of Kovid-19 in West Bengal and ban various forms of campaigning from 8pm to 9am.
“Walking, padayatra” (walking parade) is prohibited. Assembling bicycles / bicycles / vehicles is prohibited. With the exception of security personnel, a maximum of five people, including candidates, will be allowed to campaign at home. “
“A maximum of 500 people are allowed to attend a political party meeting, and it is possible to enter and exit in an open area or separately,” he said.
A statement from the GEC stated that a maximum of 200 people, or 50 percent of the seats in the chamber, would be allowed to attend a meeting of a political party. The state poll group said it would allow the public meeting to take place in accordance with the Commission’s updated guidelines, if it has already been approved.
The guidelines state that “demonstrations, rallies, and street games are prohibited on any day between 8:00 pm and 9:00 am during the election campaign, and campaigning will not take place for 72 hours before the end of voting.”
The statement said double vaccinations were mandatory for election officials, including polling staff, and that candidates and election representatives would need to be beaten at least once.
Elections for Bidhannagar City Corporation, Chandannagar City Corporation, Siliguri City Corporation and Asansol City Corporation will be held on January 22.
The SEC decided to appoint a single health worker to oversee regulatory and preventive measures related to Kovid-19 during the election, an official said, and the commission ordered everyone entering the polling station to wear a mask. All polling stations will be decontaminated. “Everyone entering the polling station will have a thermal scanner and hand sanitizer.”
According to an SEC official, Coved, who is under quarantine, will allow patients to vote at their respective polling stations at the end of polling day.