#NewDelhi: Elections in five states of the country, including Uttar Pradesh, at the beginning of the new year. However, the new variant of the corona virus, Omicron, has raised doubts about whether elections will be held on time. In this context, discussions have started in various quarters on the rationale of the move to hold assembly elections in five states.
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The Central Election Commission is going to hold an important meeting on the election of five states. The meeting will be on Monday. After that, the representatives of the Election Commission will go to Uttar Pradesh next week. Assembly elections in the country’s largest state next year. Before that, the commission wants to take a final decision after examining the overall situation including the corona there. Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said that a proper decision would be taken in this regard. Yesterday, the Allahabad High Court asked the court to consider whether the election could be postponed. The Allahabad High Court has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider the matter. The court’s perception is that the way in which the new variant of Corona is spreading Omicron, if election rallies and various political programs are held, the consequences could be fatal as the epidemic spreads further.
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Assembly elections were held in five states, including Bengal, in March-April this year. Then the second wave of corona took a deadly shape. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP president JP Nadda, BJP central leaders and ministers have held public meetings and marches in different parts of the state. The rate of corona infection increased in the state from the massive public meeting. Informed sources claim that the Election Commission does not want a repeat of Bengal.
“We will go to Uttar Pradesh next week, review the situation there and then take appropriate action,” Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra told a news conference. With the transmission of Omicron increasing in the country, it is expected that Assembly elections in five states, including Uttar Pradesh, may be postponed for the time being.
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