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    Election in Pandemic time? Assam Ex-CS Endorses Reform in Election Process

    With the politicians holding rallies and meetings without adhering to the COVID-19 rules and guidelines, the Coronavirus cases count might surge higher.

    Guwahati: At a time when the COVID-19 cases are at a surge in the country and also in Assam, massive gatherings for political meetings and rallies are seen on the ground and streets.

    Politicians are seen being involved with the masses taking out huge campaigns for their parties. Amid the election gimmick, the COVID-19 have been forgotten and masks and social distancing have now become a thing of the past.

    The party leaders seem to have allegedly neglected the COVID-19 rules as none of them were seen wearing masks or maintaining social distance while out in public.

    Meanwhile, former chief secretary of Assam Kumar Sanjay Krishna in a Tweet has asked the Election Commission to make a change in the procedure of the election process by restricting to 10 people at the time of filing nominations.

    However, the election commission has earlier allowed only three people to be present at the time of filing the nomination.

    With the politicians holding rallies and meetings without adhering to the COVID-19 rules and guidelines, the Coronavirus cases count might surge higher.

    Assam is also seeing a rising trend in the count of Coronavirus cases as the state has witnessed 298 active cases among which 33 have been registered on March 18.

    The current positivity rate on Thursday stands at 0.24%. While the overall recovery rate stands at 98.74%.

    Read more : Assam Polls: 97 Candidates in First Phase Poll fray are only 12 th Pass

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