‘COVID situation under control, EC must immediately announce bypoll dates’

Kolkata, Aug 23 (PTI):
Asserting that the COVID-19 situation in Bengal is “completely under control”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday insisted that the Election Commission should immediately announce dates for the pending bypolls to seven assembly seats of the state.
She also said that the EC should ensure that the democratic rights of people are not curtailed.
“(It’s been) Already four months (since the elections got over), and now with the COVID-19 situation completely under control, people have the right to cast their ballot… They (ECI) had asked for the opinion of political parties.
“I think the EC must announce the by-election dates immediately as we must not curtail the democratic rights of the people,” she said at the state secretariat.

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