Assembly Election 2021: EC bans all victory processions during and after counting of votes
The Election Commission has also directed that only two persons can accompany winning candidates to receive certificates of election from Returning Officers
The Election Commission of India on Tuesday banned all victory processions on 2 May, both during and after the counting of votes.
— Prasar Bharati News Services पी.बी.एन.एस. (@PBNS_India) April 27, 2021
The Election Commission has also directed that only two persons can accompany winning candidates to receive certificates of election from Returning Officers.
The commission has taken the decision to check the spread of coronavirus , official sources told PTI.
BJP president JP Nadda welcomed the order and said —
I welcome the decision of the ECI banning celebrations and processions of electoral victories. I have directed all state units of BJP to strictly adhere to this decision. All karykartas of BJP are using their energies to help the ones in need in this hour of crisis.
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) April 27, 2021
For the first time in Bengal, thus, a bipolarity has been established between a ruling bloc and a Hindutva force. That’s a big step forward for the BJP, whatever anyone says, but it’s also a huge victory for the supposedly incumbency-hit TMC.
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