In many states of India, when the second wave of corona virus was spreading its foot, election rallies were being held in 4 states and one union territory. Many questions regarding the Election Commission of India to conduct elections during the pandemic period, but ignoring all of them, the department is now busy preparing the roadmap for the assembly elections to be held next year.
On Tuesday, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra said that assembly elections in five states including UP, Punjab will be held on time next year. He said that the department has gained a lot of experience by conducting assembly elections in other states including Bihar during the Corona virus era, which will be used next year.
The term of the Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand Legislative Assemblies is ending in 2022.
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In one of his interviews, Sushil Chandra said, it is the responsibility of the Election Commission of India to conduct the elections in the states before the end of the term of the Legislative Assemblies and hand over the list of the winning candidates to the Governor. On the question of holding assembly elections next year after the recent postponement of the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha by-elections due to the Corona crisis, Chandra said, as we are seeing the second wave of Kovid weakening and the cases are coming very less. Huh.
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He further said, we conducted elections first in Bihar and then in other states amid the Kovid transition. We have experience of this now, have got a lot of experience in conducting elections in the midst of a pandemic. I am sure that we will prepare a road map for holding assembly elections in 5 big states next year amidst hopes of the end of the second wave of corona virus. Elections will be conducted in these states on time as per the schedule.