Citing to give primary importance to COVID-19, English news channel 'Times Now' has decided to pull down assembly election results coverage on May 2. Becoming the first national TV channel to do so, the channel as a ‘symbolic gesture’ will give utmost priority to COVID-related reports. Moreover, while 'Bharat Samachar' and ‘Mojo Story' have opted a similar move, Republic TV and India Today will continue to cover poll results.
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Concerning the pandemic situation across the country, the Madras HC has requested political parties in Tamil Nadu to stay away from victory celebrations. Asking the leaders to set an example, the court said, “There can be no celebrations, bursting of crackers and rallies till the present grim situation of pandemic eases.” Notably, the results for the single-phase assembly election held on April 6 will be declared on May 2.
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Ahead of the Bihar elections' vote counting on November 10, Congress has asked its workers to be positioned near the counting booths to keep a close watch on EVMs as they fear "foul play". Keeping the exit poll predictions in mind, the party has also asked its senior leaders, Randeep Surjewala and Avinash Pande, to coordinate with allies. Some other senior Congress leaders from different states have also reached Patna.
Courtesy: The Economic Times
Although the US election results started coming out from November 3, there are no conclusive results yet to decipher who will be the next American President. This is due to the different election rules that the US' states follow. Also, the votes postmarked by election day will be accepted till November 12. The delay can also be attributed to the COVID-19 risks, which forced 65.2 million people to opt-in for voting through mail.
Courtesy: The Times of India