20th February, 2020
A delegation of state BJP vice-president Jayaprakash Majumdar and Shishir Bajauria led by Mukul Rai, a member of the BJP's national executive, met the state's Chief Election Commissioner and demanded an extension of the body elections.
The state government has indicated to hold body elections in the middle of April. Talking to reporters after meeting the State Election Commissioner, Mr. Rai said that there is a possibility of municipal elections to be held in mid-April.
Currently, the secondary examination is going on in the state. The State Secondary Board Examination has started on 18 February and will end on 27 February. Higher Secondary Examination will be held from March 12 to March 27. Restrictions on the use of loudspeakers are applicable due to board exams. According to the sources of the state government and the state election commission, the civic elections are likely to be held on April 15 to 26.
Elections to 107 municipalities and Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Howrah Municipal Corporation are proposed in the state. These elections are considered as mini assembly elections before the 2021 assembly elections.
Shri Rai said: BJP is ready to face the elections, but where is the time for campaigning? We will get only 10-12 days for the election. This is a trick of the state government so that the BJP does not get enough time to campaign.
He said that the State Election Commission demanded that the Election Commission strictly follow the rules after the notification of the election is issued. He said that the government wants to vote instead of EVMs, but in many states, elections have been held from EVMs, but there is no information on disturbances anywhere.
On the other hand, State Electricity Minister Shobhan Dev Chattopadhyay said that the entire state knows that KMC and Municipal Corporation elections are held in April. What was the BJP doing till now? Was she sleeping In fact, his defeat in the elections is sure? For this reason, she is making excuses.
Category: India: Election