After the completion of the 6-stage polling in West Bengal on behalf of the Election Commission, a meeting was held with senior state officials. The Election Commission led by CEC Sushil Chandra and Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar today held a meeting with senior officials in West Bengal including First Secretary, ACS (Home), Secretary (Disaster Management), Secretary (Health), DGP, CP Kolkata. West Bengal chief executive was also present. In this meeting
While appreciating the good work that has been done to ensure the safe arrangement of Kovid at polling stations in the last six phases, the European Commission has directed that all work be carried out under the COVID Protocol and strict measures be taken against violating the rules.
I directed the Election Commission to inform the voters of the safety of Covid. A safe environment must be created. Effective communication strategies must be used. All polling stations must be kept clean. Voters must wear masks and gloves, provide them with sterilization facilities, and maintain a physical distance.
Let us tell you that the assembly elections will take place in eight stages with 294 seats in Bengal. The first stage of polling took place on March 27, the second stage of polling on April 1, the third stage of polling on April 6, the fourth stage of polling on April 10, and the fifth stage of polling on April 17th. The sixth phase of the vote was held on April 22nd. Now the seventh stage of voting will be held on April 26, and the eighth stage will be held on April 29. The results will be announced on May 2.