Corona explosion in UP, highest number of cases in first round districts, will the commission lift the ban on election rallies!

Will political parties be allowed to hold election rallies and meetings? The Election Commission is going to review the ban on election rallies due to the third wave of Corona today. But looking at the situation that has happened in the last 3-5 days, it seems unlikely.

The Election Commission will review its decision today, under which election meetings and rallies were banned in the electoral states till January 15. The commission had said that in view of the speed of corona virus infection, such restrictions are being imposed. But except for the rest of the states, if we talk about Uttar Pradesh only, then the corona explosion has happened in the country’s largest populated state. More than 16 thousand new cases were reported in the state on Friday.

More than 70 thousand new cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh during the last 6 days, and the number of active cases has increased by more than 350 percent. At the same time, there has also been an increase of 200 percent in the number of active positive cases every day.

But the most worrying situation is of those districts where elections are to be held in the first phase. According to the schedule announced by the Election Commission, polling will be held in 11 districts of Uttar Pradesh in the first phase. The situation in 7 of these districts is looking serious. Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida), Ghaziabad, Meerut, Agra, Mathura, Muzaffarnagar and Bulandshahr are the districts where more than 40 thousand new cases have been reported. In such a situation, there is very little chance that at least for the first round, permission for public meetings will be available now.

Today, when the Election Commission will hold its meeting to decide on the modalities of campaigning, it will be difficult for it to take this decision because allowing big political parties to hold election rallies and meetings would mean gathering of huge crowds and thus election rallies only. Will become a super spreader of Corona. In such a situation, it seems that this time the election campaign in Uttar Pradesh will be done in virtual mode only.

Let us inform that according to the schedule of the Election Commission, polling will be held in 11 districts of western Uttar Pradesh on February 10. These include Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida), Ghaziabad, Meerut, Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Mathura, Agra. The nomination process for elections to the 58 assemblies of these districts has started from Friday.


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