New Delhi: Come September-India’s Covid fight, along with the world, will become more ‘stronger’ to brave the pandemic under the Unlock-4 guidelines effective from September 1, that will not only ensure more normalcy but also strengthen country’s ‘Dance of Democracy.’
Among the other measures like resumption of Metro rail services from September 7, the Unlock-4 has also approved gatherings-social, religious and political- limiting it to 100 people from September 21- a boon in respect of physical poll campaign, recently allowed by the Election Commission (EC), with regard to the Assembly Elections in Bihar in November.
After Bihar, the Trinamool Congress ruled Bengal will go to Assembly Polls in April-May,2021.
Even as some political parties had preferred postponement of the Bihar Polls and were having reservations relating to physical campaign in the poll bound state in view of of rising Coronavirus cases, the recent EC nod allowing physical campaign and the Unlock-4’s specification of it with strict social distancing norms have already enthused the electorate in Bihar as well as Bengal.
Interestingly, political leaders in Bihar were found ‘divided’ in the state recently relating to poll campaign,who were echoing the Shakespearean dilemma of “To be or Not…” while choosing between real or virtual?-the New Normal.
According to reports, though the Election in Bihar is less than three months away, the buzz of whirring helicopters, crowds gathering on poster-lined streets and roadshows is missing there.
Instead, political leaders are stuck in their offices trying to woo the electorate through Zoom meetings and WhatsApp messages.