State Polls Unlikely To Be Postponed Amid Omicron Scare: Sources

State Polls Unlikely To Be Postponed Amid Omicron Scare: Sources

The Election Commission will visit Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday to oversee poll preparations.

New Delhi:

Five state elections, due early next year, are unlikely to be postponed, sources said today. The Election Commission is likely to stick to the schedule, according to the constitution.

As Omicron cases rise, the Election Commission held a meeting with the Health Secretary over the upcoming polls.

The Election Commission sought details on vaccine coverage and omicron cases in the states that will vote, sources said.

The Election Commission also discussed the need for strict Covid protocol as Omicron casts a shadow on the poll process, sources said.

The Election Commission will visit Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday to oversee poll preparations. 

The powerful poll body will also meet with the Chiefs of paramilitary forces on deploying forces during the polls.

Assam Press