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EC to carry digital meet with Manipur management, political events on Wednesday

Through PTI

NEW DELHI: The Election Fee will cling a digital assembly with best officers and representatives of political events from Manipur on Wednesday, assets stated.

Manipur is among the 5 states the place meeting elections are due and the digital meet is a part of the ballot panel’s workout to take inventory of the location.

The fee has already visited Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand in the previous couple of days to take inventory of the ballot preparedness there.

Best state management officers, representatives of political events and the ones a part of the ballot equipment will attend separate conferences on Wednesday night, assets stated.

On Tuesday, the fee additionally took inventory of the evolving Covid scenario within the 5 states amid considerations over emerging infections brought about by way of the Omicron variant, they stated.

Throughout a gathering with Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on December 27, the Election Fee famous that the share of the ones administered the primary dose of Covid vaccine was once nonetheless much less in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Manipur, whilst it was once nearing 100 consistent with cent in Uttarakhand and Goa.

Whilst the tenure of the Uttar Pradesh legislative meeting results in Would possibly, the phrases of the legislative assemblies of Goa, Manipur and Punjab finish on other dates in March.

The ballot panel is prone to announce the election dates for the 5 states within the first part of this month.

It has requested the 5 states to step up the Covid inoculation power and be sure that the team of workers to be deployed on election responsibility are “double vaccinated”.

In a contemporary letter to the manager secretaries of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur and Punjab, the Election Fee has additionally reminded the 5 states that polling team of workers come beneath the class of frontline staff and are eligible for the “precaution dose” of the Covid vaccines.

The fee has stated the polling team of workers to be deployed in those states must be absolutely vaccinated and the ones eligible for the second one dose of the vaccines must be administered the jabs on a concern foundation, the assets stated bringing up the letter.