2022 Assembly polls: Will the EC work towards a Covid-safe election season?

Gitanjali Diwakar | Updated on June 01, 2021

Despite the decline in the number of Covid cases across the country, many are still skeptical of its riddance once and for all.

This could be the reason why the election commission’s statement related to the five assembly polls due early next year came as a rude shock to me.

India is still bearing the brunt of the recently concluded assembly elections across Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Pondicherry and Assam. The country’s Covid cases had sky-rocketed during the election season, leading to near collapse of the healthcare systems.

The last elections season also saw the many participating in the Kumbh Mela as well.

So, here is my question? Is the EC truly concerned about the timely elections or would he consider a Covid-safe election season?

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Published on June 01, 2021

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