Election Commission is based on information obtained, the Election Commission may prohibit large demonstrations and roadshows, as well as the publication of election dates, in the face of an increase in Covid incidents. According to sources, this topic was considered at the Central Election Commission's meeting (CEC). On Tuesday, the commission convened a meeting on this topic concerning the upcoming assembly elections in five states.
Although ten proposed concerns were scheduled to be considered during yesterday's meeting, the discussion was not concluded. According to information received, this group discussed tightening the rules governing everything from election rallies to roadshows and election campaigns. There was also the question of getting every elected official and employee vaccinated during the voting, which was almost agreed upon as well.
At the same time, the commission is opposed to making it mandatory for voters to get vaccinated because it is tied to every voter's right to life. The Election Commission opposes infringing on a voter's right to vote. Apart from that, several other topics were to be considered in this meeting, according to insiders, but they have yet to be discussed.
Simultaneously, it is said that after this conversation, state-level officials will be discussed, and only then will the Central Election Commission reach a final agreement on what instructions will be given for the next assembly elections. In addition, a fresh voter list for today's elections may be issued. Based on the same voter list, the forthcoming assembly elections will be held. During his visit to Lucknow, the Chief Poll Commissioner made it clear that this voter list will be released by January 5 and that the election dates would be announced only after the new voter list was released.