Even at a time when COVID-19 cases in the Country are rising rapidly, the BJP seems to be not in favour of change in election schedule in West Bengal.
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah said that the remaining three phases of West Bengal Assembly elections cannot take place on a single day.
“Leftover phases of elections cannot happen on one day,” Union Home Minister Amit Shah said.
Further taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, Amit Shah said that Mamata Banerjee has no knowledge of the Indian Constitution.
“It is Constitutional right of every candidate to get at least 14 days for campaigning after filing his nomination. Mamata Didi doesn’t know the Constitution!” said Amit Shah.
Mamata Banerjee has urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to hold the last three phases of West Bengal Assembly polls on a single day or two days at maximum.
Urging the ECI to re-consider its decision to go ahead according to the original poll schedule for West Bengal elections, Mamata Banerjee said that holding the last three phases of polls on a single day or in two days would help in checking the spread of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the Congress in West Bengal has urged the Election Commission to postpone the remaining three phases of polls in the State until the “present pandemic is diluted”.
“Corona pandemic is spreading throughout the nation and election-bound West Bengal is not immune,” said West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Choudhury.