West Bengal: BJP wants municipal elections to be postponed as cases escalate – Henry’s Club

West Bengal BJP Speaker Sukanta Majumdar on Wednesday said the State Election Commission should reconsider its decision to hold elections to the municipal corporations of Siliguri, Asansol, Chandannagar and Bidhannagar on January 22. COVID-19 cases across the state

Speaking to reporters, the BJP state chief said, “We will appeal to the state government and the state election commission to form an expert committee of eminent doctors of the state and take their opinion whether it is possible and appropriate to conduct civic polls. on January 22.”

“(Covid-19) cases are increasing every day. people could not keep social distancing During the festive season towards the end of the year, the infection has started spreading again due to normal. We feel that if the spike in Covid-19 cases continues, the State Election Commission should reconsider its decision to hold civic polls on January 22,” Mazumdar said.

The West Bengal State Election Commission (WBSEC) on Tuesday formally notified the elections to the municipal corporations of Siliguri, Asansol, Chandannagar and Bidhannagar on January 22.

Meanwhile, the BJP on Wednesday announced its list of candidates for the Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) elections. Unlike the Left, which announced its candidates for 34 wards in the civic body, the BJP announced candidates in all 47 wards of the SMC.

The move was taken after a meeting of BJP leaders with the district party leadership where the names were finalised.