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27th Feb News Digest: EC anounces assembly poll schedules for 4 states and 1 UT; Maharashtra records more than 8000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Rida Shaikh

EC announces dates for elections in four States and one UT

The Election Commission has announced the dates for elections in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. The schedule was announced on Friday. As per the schedule released for the assembly polls, voting for the assembly elections to these four states and one Union Territory will be held between March 27 and April 29.

The votes of all the five assembly elections will be counted on the 2nd of May. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said nearly 18.68 crore electors will vote at 2.7 lakh polling stations for 824 seats in these assembly elections.

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As per the tally of the novel coronavirus cases in the state, Maharashtra has reported as many as 8,333 cases in the last twenty-four hours. This has taken the state’s COVID-19 caseload to 21,38,154.

Maharashtra has been witnessing a massive spike in the number of daily coronavirus cases which us mostly due to people’s laxity towards the situation and also somewhat due to the resumption of local train services for the citizens. After a gap of 119 days, Mumbai has been recording more than a thousand cases of novel coronavirus cases daily.

BJP national secretary Anupam Hazra summoned in rape and murder case

The national secretary of BJP has been summoned by the West Bengal Police in connection to a rape and murder case. Along with Anupam Hazra, Bengal Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) vice-president Sankhudeb Panda has also been sent a notice by the West Bengal Police.

The BJP leader has been summoned regarding Hazra taking a minor girl’s family to visit the Governor on February 12 in connection with a rape and murder case. While the authorities have issued a notice to Anupam Hazra already, the BJP leader has claimed that he did not receive any such notice.

 

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