New Delhi (AP) —Tuesday elections voted by voters in four Indian states and Union Territory. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is facing a tough battle to stop the surge in coronavirus cases.
News channels have shown that voters are wearing masks as authorities perform temperature checks and try to maintain physical distance in line.
Twitter Modi demanded that people, especially young voters, “vote in record numbers” as voting began in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and federal-controlled Pondicherry. ..
Elections are considered important for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to build a foothold in the northeast and south.
In eastern West Bengal and Assam, where the third phase of the election is underway, the Modi Party is collecting votes based on the ideology of strong Hindu nationalists. However, the contest is being watched enthusiastically in West Bengal, with Modi and his top leaders conducting a major campaign to take power from the state fire chief, Mama Tabanerjee.
West Bengal, one of India’s most populous states, has never been ruled by the Modi Party. The defeat of Modi’s strong critic, Banerjee, will hurt the country’s already weak opposition.
In southern India, the Modi Party is vying for a third place in Kerala. It is currently governed by a Communist-led government. He also formed an alliance with a strong local political party as a junior partner in the Tamil Nadu legislative elections.
While Modi’s overall popularity remains unmatched in India, his party faces more severe challenges than expected in recent state polls.
Election results will be announced on May 2.
Voting takes place in the same way that Indian coronavirus cases are increasing faster than anywhere else in the world.
India reported 96,982 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours on Tuesday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the death toll has increased by 446 and the death toll has increased to 165,547.
The recent surge in infections is worse than last year’s peak. India currently has a 7-day moving average of over 73,000 cases per day, reporting 12.7 million virus cases, the second highest after the United States and Brazil since the outbreak of the pandemic.
The government has stepped up immunization momentum in recent weeks, but it took time for the shots to reach about 1.4 billion people in India.
According to experts, this surge is partly due to increased social distance in public places and increased neglect of wearing masks.
While following the trajectory of the campaign, politicians often attended huge rallies with tens of thousands of maskless people, with little concern for social distance.