Despite the ban by the Election Commission on victory celebrations because of the Covid-19 crises, Trinamool Congress workers took to the street to celebrate the party’s performance. With TMC leading over 200 seats in West Bengal, TMC workers and supporters were seen celebrating in large numbers at Kalighat.
DMK workers and supporters were seen celebrating in large numbers outside Anna Arivalayam, the party headquarters, as official trends suggested the party is leading in the Assembly polls.
TMC supporters were also seen celebrating in Asansol.
In the wake of inconceivable gush in the number of Covid-19 cases, the EC had earlier banned all victory processions on or after the day of the counting of votes.
The order copy by the Election Commission read, “In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases throughout the country, the Commission has decided to make more stringent provision to be followed during the process of counting, directed that no victory procession after the counting on 2/5/2021 shall be permissible”
The EC has taken serious note of some reports coming in of congregations of people to celebrate anticipated victory and has directed chief secretaries of all five states to file FIR in such case, suspend SHO of the concerned police station and report action taken immediately of each such incidence.
The EC has asked Chief Secretaries of five states to prohibit such celebrations urgently.