In a view of worsening Covid situation the Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked the Election Commission to merge the four remaining phases of elections in the state.
However, the Election Commission has invalidated the idea.
“Amid an ongoing pandemic, we firmly opposed @ECISVEEP’s decision to conduct WB polls in 8 phases. Now, in view of the huge surge in #COVID19 cases, I urge the ECI to consider holding the remaining phases in ONE go. This will protect the people from further exposure to #COVID19,” the Chief Minister tweeted.
Putting any further discussion over the matter the EC has said that there was no chance of merging the four phases of elections in the state.