Inspite of the Election Commission refuting 'clubbing poll phases', Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday, urged the poll body to conduct the remaining phases of the Bengal election in one go.
The West Bengal CM claims that this will protect the people from further exposure to Covid-19. She earlier said, PM Modi and Amit Shah were responsible fro 'spreading Covid in Bengal'.
The Election Commission earlier said it is not planning to club the remaining phases of the Bengal election and hold polling for them together. The West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer has called an all-party meeting on April 16 to ensure adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines mandated by the Election Commission for the remaining phases of the West Bengal polls.
The districts remaining to go to polls 6th phase onwards are essentially Trinamool bastions, including Mamata's own hometurf, Bhowanipore.