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- Bihar Vidhansabha Chunav Voting May Be Reduced By 10 15 Percent Due To Corona Crisis; People Suffering From Serious Illness Are Unlikely To Vote, Paid Voters Will Increase More Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Ramvilas Paswan, Chirag Paswan, Narendra Modi
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This time, such a picture is rarely seen in the assembly elections, because there is a possibility of voting due to Corona crisis. (File)
- In the 2015 assembly elections, 56.91% voting was done, this time too due to Corona, a large section hardly came out to vote.
- In Bihar, 75% of patients aged 50 years or older died due to corona, so the voting percentage is expected to fall by 10-15%.
The Election Commission is showing preparations for the Bihar elections in October-November. The ruling Janata Dal U also wants elections on time. Now the BJP has also agreed. However, the RJD is trying to postpone the elections and is also preparing. The Congress is in complete opposition. But, whoever has to vote, is forced to boycott the election due to Corona. This boycott may appear as a vote percentage. Why and how this will happen, common voters, political analysts and doctors are telling…
Corona and Flood: Two Troubles Together
In Bihar, the corona cases on one side have not stopped and on the other side there is the tragedy of floods. Due to the guidelines of the Election Commission, preparations for the election on time have also been speeded up. But with this, the boycott of voting has also been decided. Vote boycott happens during every election in Bihar, but in this assembly election it will happen unannounced and on a large scale. The 2015 election had a 56.91% turnout. This time it can remain at 40 to 45%. Apart from about 3000 doctors, their families will not run the risk of going into the crowd. The same decision can also be made by other medical workers.
Some people fear infection
Voters will not leave the fear of infection in the houses where patients with heart, BP, sugar, cancer, kidney, liver etc. More than 615 households that have died due to corona or 1.22 lakh people who have suffered a lot due to corona infection, hardly even people leave their homes. Apart from this, in the households where people are more than 50 years old or have children less than 15 years of age, less than those voters will take the risk of getting crowded. Only 75% of those 50 years or older die, so the vote percentage will fall. The official death toll from Corona in Bihar is currently around 615. An analysis of 500 of these dead revealed that 375 people were between 50 and 92 years old.
The photo is of Begusarai. The standing crop in the fields has deteriorated due to rain here. Most villages are still waterlogged.
What does the doctor say
State's Senior Physician Dr. Diwakar Tejaswi says that “Corona cases are also very fast in Bihar. I do not expect the election of people over 50 years old. He or someone in his family will become more dangerous when someone is suffering from heart, BP, sugar, cancer, kidney, liver. ” Of Bihar's 500 dead, 138 already had BP, while 133 reported sugar as a chronic disease. There were 103 heart patients among those who died.
The special thing is that most of them did not go out and get infected themselves, but because of those who came home after getting infected without symptoms, they got this condition. Dr. Tejaswi says that “In a country where the number of corona patients between humidity is 20 lakh to 3 million, it is difficult to estimate the speed of its spread in cold.” He also adds that at the speed in which doctors have died in Bihar and due to the negligence of people, doctors are having to fight infection, the doctors will hardly risk voting.
Ram Padaratha Rai, a farmer from Begusarai, says, “Those families, women who are aware of corona and men are careless, may come from those families to vote less. Educated women and elderly will not leave at all. Meaning, 10% fewer voters will leave. By the way, many districts are flooded with Corona and many districts are flooded due to heavy rains. The field is swept away. What will anyone do if the commission conducts elections in October-November! Those who are wandering the road carelessly without a mask will not leave the franchise out of fear of Corona. “
Political parties are also understanding this. This is the reason that in view of their respective vote bank, on the one hand the aerial survey and relief work of the ruling parties is speeding up, on the other hand, the leader of the opposition, Tejashwi Yadav, is roaming the affected areas and weakening the government's efforts.
The photo is of the river Ganges in Patna. Neither social distancing nor mask appears in them. In such a situation, the possibility of infection in the coming days cannot be ruled out.
Cadres, supporters, careless will come out, paid voters will increase more
Retired deputy manager of State Bank Saharsa, Ranjit Kant Verma, says that cadre and party supporters or party supporters will definitely go to vote. “I live in Khagaria,” says Verma, when people are wandering in the market without a mask without being afraid of Corona, they will definitely go to vote. Yes, if educated people are not roaming in the market now, then there will be less to cast votes. Those voters will definitely come out with cadres and loud supporters, who are brought to the polling booth by some help. In the economic crisis that has arisen due to the lockdown, it will be more easily to get such paid voters. ”
On the other hand, Virender Kumar Yadav, a member of the State Working Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party along with the Hindi Advisory Committee of the Center, admits that the vote percentage is affected due to the corona, but clearly says that the corona will remain till the end of this year, so the democratic country Even the Election Commission would not like to postpone elections. He says- “Bihar is a politically awakened state and cadre and party supporters also inspire other voters to vote. Therefore, if there is a solution to prevent infection, the vote percentage will be less affected. ”
If not cadre or blind supporters, educated and rich will leave less
Senior journalist and political analyst Praveen Baghi says, “The virtual conference of BJP and JDU is going on. RJD has also started. Most parties, including the Congress, are behind this case. Those who feel more confident in their party or their leader's supporters, they will still want the election under any circumstances. If voting is done now, then definitely those parties will get benefit, which can reach their common man in any way. As far as Corona is concerned, the vote percentage is bound to be affected. Among educated people who understand the danger of corona infection, they will not go to the polls. Doctors, engineers, financially affluent people, elderly, women… can put them all in this category. ”
Age group of 500 people who died of corona
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Parties stand for election
JDU: Timely elections so that the system is not ineffective.
B J P: The party has to show confidence in Nitish Kumar.
RJD: Due to Corona, he remained behind in the publicity meeting.
Congress: Voters are less likely to cause corona infection.
LJP: Party preparation could not be done due to Corona.