ECI Tackles Heatwave Impact On Polls; Reviews Phase 1 Voter Turnout || GOA365

23 Apr 2024 08:16 PM

With a somewhat low voter turnout in Phase 1 of the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission has called for a review, especially considering the prevailing heatwave conditions that have gripped the nation. Here’s more.

Amid scorching temperatures, the Election Commission of India has taken steps to ensure the safety of voters during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. The Election Commission of India has called for a review of the heatwave's impact and constituted a task force to assess the situation five days before each polling phase.

The ECI stated that for Friday's second phase, the Indian Meteorological Department has indicated that there is no major concern regarding the heatwave, and the weather forecast is normal.Among the key decisions taken, the ECI announced the formation of a task force comprising officials from the poll panel, IMD, National Disaster Management Authorityand Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

·         ECI calls for review of heatwave impact during Lok Sabha elections

·         Task force constituted to assess heatwave situation five days before each polling phase

·         IMD reports no major concern for heatwave during second phase of elections

·         Task force comprises officials from ECI, IMD, NDMA, and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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