The Election Commission will meet in Delhi today (24 February) to discuss the dates of Assembly Election 2021 to be held in 5 states including West Bengal and Assam.
The Election Commission will meet in Delhi today (24 February) to discuss the dates of Assembly Election 2021 to be held in 5 states including West Bengal and Assam. The Election Commission said that the meeting will discuss the finalization of the preparations for the upcoming assembly elections. Explain that apart from West Bengal, assembly elections are going to be held in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in May-June this year.
Let us know that Sudeep Jain, Deputy Election Commissioner and Election Commission of Election Commission will visit Kolkata on Friday to take stock of the preparations. During his visit, Sudeep Jain will hold several meetings with the District Magistrate and Superintendents of Police regarding the preparations. Earlier, the Election Commission had said in a statement that 12 companies of Central Police Forces (CPF) would be sent to West Bengal. The Commission had said that central forces are deployed for elections in all states or union territories, it is not just for West Bengal.
For the first time in so many states, simultaneous elections are going to be held between Coronavirus Pandemic. Given the state of the epidemic, the number of polling stations in these states is likely to increase. Earlier, the Election Commission held the Vidhan Sabha elections in Bihar in October-November last year, where the number of polling stations was increased following social distancing.
The Legislative Assembly has a total of 294 seats in West Bengal and the term of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) government comes to an end on May 30. Apart from West Bengal, the tenure of state governments in Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry is ending in May and June.
After having a limited presence in politically polarized West Bengal (West Bengal) for decades, the BJP (BJP) won 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the 2019 general election and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Has emerged as a rival. Let me tell you that TMC had won 22 seats in the Lok Sabha elections, but the BJP was just four seats away from it.