Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called for clubbing the remaining four phases of elections into one day in view of the increasing Covid cases in the state – a possibility the Election Commission has already negated.
“Amid an ongoing pandemic, we firmly opposed @ECISVEEP’s decision to conduct WB polls in 8 phases. Now, in view of the huge surge in #COVID19 cases, I urge the ECI to consider holding the remaining phases in ONE go. This will protect the people from further exposure to #COVID19,” Ms Banerjee tweeted this evening.
Amid an ongoing pandemic, we firmly opposed @ECISVEEP‘s decision to conduct WB polls in 8 phases.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) April 15, 2021
Earlier today, the Election Commission said there was no question of clubbing the remaining phases of elections in Bengal, putting an end of speculation on the matter.
The Chief Minister has blamed the BJP for the spread of Covid.