All Parties Want UP Elections on Time, With COVID Protocols: Election Commission

The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India Sushil Chandra on Thursday, 30 December, announced that all political parties have told the election commission that the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections should be conducted on time, following COVID-19 protocols.

“Representatives of all political parties met us and told us that elections should be conducted on time following all COVID-19 protocols,” CEC Chandra was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The CEC’s statement comes amid widespread concern over the rise of COVID-19 cases in India, and the spread of the highly-transmissible Omicron variant.

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