Calcutta High Court

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Calcutta HC Directs EC To Postpone Civic Polls By 4-6 Weeks: COVID-19

In view of the COVID-19 surge, the Calcutta HC, on January 14, directed the Election Commission to postpone civic polls by 4-6 weeks. Hearing a petition, the HC asked the EC to delay the Siliguri, Chandernagore, Bidhannagar and Asansol municipal Corporations elections, scheduled to be held on January 22. The decision came at a time when, West Bengal reported over 20,000 COVID-19 cases with over 60% positivity rate. 

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 - 02:45 PM / by Varsha Joshi

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