The Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra has hinted that despite an increase in Covid cases, Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls may happen on time. Addressing a press conference in Lucknow on Thursday, Chandra said that all parties are in favour of holding the upcoming assembly elections on due time with all covid protocols being followed.
“Representatives of all political parties met us and told us that elections should be conducted on time following all Covid-19 protocols,” he said. Chandra further added, “People over the age of 80, those with disabilities, and those affected by Covid will be able to vote from home.”
The Election Commission delegation was on a three-day visit to the state capital. They met the representatives of all political parties, district magistrates, police chiefs and senior officials and also reviewed the current preparations for conducting fair and free elections.
It may be noted that the tenure of the current state government ends on 14th May. The final voter list will be published on Jan 5. Chandra said that all the political parties have requested that the polls should be held on time and Covid protocol should be followed.