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Election Commission cracks the whip: No mask, no social distancing as TMC supporters celebrate big win

Respective State Chief Secretaries have been asked to take immediate action to stop such gatherings: Election Commission of India

May 2, 2021, 2:15 PM IST

As Trinamool Congress is leading on 211 seats, the BJP is leading on 78. TMC supporters celebrate in Kolkata as the party surges ahead towards victory.

Election Commission takes serious note of parties celebrating amid Covid concerns. "ECI takes serious note of reports coming in of congregation(s) of people to celebrate anticipated victory. EC has directed Chief Secretaries of all 5 states to file FIR in each such case, suspend concerned SHO and report action taken immediately of each such incidence," says the Election Commission of India.