In view of the increasing cases of Corona, the Mamata Banerjee government of West Bengal has postponed the civic elections for some time. Elections to the four municipal bodies were to be held on January 22 but now they will be held on February 12. Before this decision of the Mamta government, the Kolkata High Court had asked the State Election Commission to see whether these elections can be postponed for a few weeks in view of the situation arising due to Corona.
The court had also pointed out that the cases of corona infection had increased after the recent Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections.
Bengal BJP had also demanded the cancellation of the elections for a month in view of the increasing cases of coronavirus. In the last 24 hours, 22645 new cases of corona were reported in West Bengal, while around 7000 new cases were registered in Kolkata.
The cases of corona virus have increased at a very fast pace in the last few days and have crossed the 2.5 lakh mark. In view of the Corona transition, the Election Commission has banned road shows, rallies and election programs in five election states.
Many experts have said that there is a need to be very alert about the third wave of corona. However, to prevent infection, the central and state governments are imposing many restrictions including night curfew and vaccination campaign is also being conducted.
But in countries like America, France, Britain, the corona virus has once again created a frightening situation. In such a situation, it is very important that there should not be any kind of negligence. The Mamata Banerjee government has taken a right decision by postponing the civic polls.