The West Bengal Election Fee on Saturday postponed polls to 4 municipal companies by three weeks to February 12 within the wake of rising COVID-19 circumstances.
In keeping with a notification issued by the SEC, polls to Siliguri Municipal Company, Chandernagore Municipal Company, Bidhannagar Municipal Company and Asansol Municipal Company would now be held on February 12 as a substitute of January 22. Polling might be held from 7 am to five pm it mentioned.
Earlier within the day, the state authorities despatched a letter to the SEC, giving its consent to reschedule the election dates, owing to the current pandemic scenario.
The Calcutta Excessive Courtroom had additionally requested the fee to discover the potential of suspending the civic polls by 4 to 6 weeks in view of the surge in circumstances.