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EC prepared to carry Covid-safe elections, says CEC Sushil Chandra

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Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra on Monday mentioned the Commission has made preparations for holding “Covid-safe” elections within the 5 states going to Assembly polls.

In his message on the eve of 12th National Voters’ Day, Chandra mentioned the presence of voters at polling stations strengthens democracy. “As on date, we have over 95.14 crore voters, out of which 49.01 crore are male voters and 46.09 female voters. Among these registered voters, there are 1.92 crore senior citizens… however difficult the situations might be, voters have also reposed faith in the institution of Election Commission,” Chandra mentioned in a video message.

The EC got here into being on January 25, 1950, a day earlier than India turned a republic. For the previous 12 years, January 25 is widely known as National Voters’ Day. The theme for this yr’s National Voters’ Day is “Making Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative”. Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju would be the visitor of honour on the occasion on Tuesday.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu would be the chief visitor however will attend and ship his handle just about, EC mentioned in an announcement. Naidu examined optimistic for Covid-19.

Chandra mentioned that holding elections up to now two years amid the pandemic had been difficult. “The Commission, while holding polls, ensured that the vote and the voters were protected,” he mentioned.

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