Assembly Elections | EC to issue instructions for counting day
The Madras High Court had blamed campaigning for the Assembly elections for the spike in COVID-19 instances in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
The Election Commission might be issuing instructions quickly with a view to curbing the unfold of COVID-19 on May 2, when votes within the 5 Assembly elections are scheduled to be counted, EC officers mentioned on Monday.
The Madras High Court had blamed campaigning for the Assembly elections for the spike in COVID-19 instances in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Elections have been additionally held in Assam and Kerala and are nonetheless ongoing in West Bengal.
An EC official mentioned the Commission would inform the court docket of the steps taken in any respect counting centres on the subsequent listening to on Friday. The EC had carried out the Bihar Assembly elections in 2020 amidst the lockdown and different enforcement measures. The enforcement below the Disaster Management Act, 2005, had to be ensured by the SDMC involved, the official mentioned.
The EC, the official mentioned, had been interacting with Chief Electoral Officers to be sure that all COVID-19 measures are adopted at counting centres.