#Kolkata: Benazir’s decision was taken by the CPIM as the rate of corona infection in the state continued to rise sharply. On behalf of the party, Mohammad Selim said that the party will not hold any large rallies to avoid crowds in the next three rounds of elections. Instead, more emphasis will be placed on making people aware
This time the election is 8 in eight phases in the state Of these, four rounds of voting have been completed The fifth round of voting will take place on April 18 On this day in the afternoon, the fifth point campaign also ended In the next three phases, the CPM will no longer be able to hold large rallies in the constituencies where elections are held. The decision was taken at a meeting of the CPM’s state secretariat on the same day The CPM has also sent a message to the other allies of the United Front to avoid large gatherings in the remaining three phases.
CPM leader Mohammad Selim said on the day, “Voting has taken place in four phases and the fifth phase of the campaign is nearing completion. In the remaining three phases, we will focus on educating the people and the election workers without making a fuss. At the same time, we will stand by the vulnerable, helpless people in the polling stations where the vote has taken place or not, as in the past one year. Because even if the government is indifferent, the people cannot be indifferent. It has been decided on behalf of the party, emphasis will be laid on increasing public relations and small meetings Besides, publicity will also be increased through social media
The CPM leader blamed the Center and the state government for the worsening situation in the country and the state. He alleged that neither the Prime Minister nor the Chief Minister was talking about the employment of the people affected by the lockdown in any way during the election campaign.
In addition, the CPM has demanded that the Election Commission make appropriate arrangements for the remaining four rounds of voting so that senior citizens above 70 and physically challenged voters can cast their votes at home. Mohammad Selim demanded that an accurate list be prepared so that no voter is left out The CPM leader also demanded that postal ballots be provided to all those who took part in the election on the basis of contracts, including transport workers.
Veteran CPM leader and Raydighi candidate Kanti Gangopadhyay has written to Left Front chairman Biman Basu to take action as the number of corona cases continues to rise alarmingly. After that, it was decided not to hold a large gathering at the CPM state committee meeting on that day
Keeping in mind the Corona situation, the Election Commission had a few days ago issued instructions to abide by strict restrictions on campaigning. But it is alleged that most of the parties or candidates are not abiding by it Thousands of people without masks are crowding in large gatherings This decision of the CPM is undoubtedly exceptional