The EC ballot equipment slapped 111 present trigger notices on political parties, cancelled 158 conferences/rallies and rallies and lodged 75 police cases by April 24 for violation of Covid-19 norms, with maximum action taken over the past 2-3 days.
The ballot panel stepped up motion because the election wraps up within the state- the final two phases of the eight section lengthy meeting polls will finish this week.
The most FIRs have been lodged in Birbhum district – 35 of them- against the BJP, All India (*75*) Congress, Indian National Congress and Communist Party of India |(Marxist).
Cases have been filed below part 51(B) of the National Disaster Management Act, 2005. 51(B) refers to violations of presidency instructions that’s punishable with imprisonment for a time period which can lengthen to 2 years.
Section188 of the Indian Penal code has additionally been invoked in some cases. The mentioned part of the IPC gives for imprisonment of both as much as six months, or a wonderful or each.
Of the 111 present trigger notices, 32 have gone to the BJP, 35 to TMC, 7 to the Congress and 5 to the CPI(M) amongst others.
The most motion has been seen within the districts of Malda, Paschim Bardhaman, Birbhum, Dakshin Dinajpur, Murshidabad and Kolkata South, as per information till April 24.
Trinamool Congress candidate from Khardah Assembly constituency in North 24 Paraganas district Kajal Sinha succumbed to Covid on Sunday. Congress candidate for the Shamshergunj constituency Rezaul Haque in addition to Revolutionary Socialist Party candidate Pradip Nandy died earlier as a result of pandemic.TMC’s MLA candidate Abdur Rahman can be mentioned to have died resulting from COVID 19.
On Saturday, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and Election Commissioner RajiV Kumar had instructed off West Bengal prime brass on ‘less than adequate’ motion in checking violation of COVID 19 behaviour in election campaigns.
The state chief secretary, Chief Electoral officer and district electoral equipment have been requested to ‘to step up its assigned statutory duty’ and guarantee enforcement below the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
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