The Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal Election Commission to consider postponing civic body polls for 4-6 weeks due to rising Covid cases. The Commission has been given 48 hours to clear its stand on the matter. Elections are due in seven municipal corporations in West Bengal- Asansol Municipal Corporation, Bidhan Nagar Municipal Corporation, Chandernagore Municipal Corporation, Durgapore Municipal Corporation, Howrah Municipal
Corporation and Siliguri Municipal Corporation.
Elections in four municipal corporations Asansol, Bidahnnagar, Siliguri and Chandannagar were supposed to be held on January 22, and counting of votes was scheduled on January 25.