EC reschedules West Bengal municipal elections to February 12 amid rising COVID-19 cases

Jan 15, 2022

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], January 15 : The West Bengal State Election Commission postponed the West Bengal municipality election, which were scheduled for January 22, to February 12.
The decision came after The Calcutta High Court on January 13 asked the State Election commission (SEC) to take the decision in 48 hrs whether it could be postponed by 4 to 6 weeks in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases.
According to the new notification from SEC, civic polls for Darjeeling district's Siliguri Municipal Corporation, Hooghly district's Chandernagore Municipal Corporation, North 24 Pargana district's Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation and Paschim (West) Bardhaman's Asansol Municipal Corporation would be conducted on February 12 from 7 am to 5 pm.