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EC takes note of party celebrations amid Covid-19, writes to state Chief Secys

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victory processions in violation of its Covid-related safety protocols.The ECI said it has directed Chief Secretaries of all 5 states to file FIR in each such case, suspend concerned SHO and report the action taken immediately of each such incidence.This comes amid reports of celebrations by TMC supporters in West Bengal's Asansol area as official trends show the party leading on 202 seats so far.Responding to queries about reports of celebratory gatherings by supporters of political parties, an EC spokesperson said the poll panel has taken a serious note of some reports of congregations of people to celebrate anticipated victory."The ECI has directed CS (chief secretaries) of all five states to file FIR in each such case, suspend the SHO.

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