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Assam Transfer Of 18 Officers Blocked By Election Commission

Assam election dates have been introduced on Friday.

New Delhi:

The transfers of 12 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and 6 Assam Police Service (APS) officers have been stopped by the Election Fee because the orders got here after the announcement of dates for the March-April state elections.

“The fee vide its press be aware dated twenty sixth February 2021, had introduced the schedule of Common Elections to Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry,” the Election Fee stated in a information launch.

“With this announcement, the provisions of Mannequin Code of Conduct has come into pressure with fast impact, which features a whole ban on the transfers/postings of all officers related with the conduct of elections,” it stated.

“It has come to the discover of Fee that Govt. of Assam has, on twenty sixth February 2021, ordered the switch of 12 IPS and 6 APS officers. The Fee has due to this fact determined to maintain the switch/posting of those cops in abeyance until additional orders,” the Election Fee added.

The announcement of the election dates kicks within the mannequin code of conduct for political events and candidates and restricts state governments from declaring populist programmes and ordering the switch of bureaucrats and cops.

Assam will see three-phased assembly polls from March 27 to April 6. Counting for all three phases will happen on Might 2. The ruling BJP will attempt to retain energy within the state whereas the Congress will attempt to win Assam again.

Each events and even the state’s individuals nonetheless needed the elections to happen earlier than the competition of Rongali Bihu that occurs in mid-April.

That is the primary election within the northeast after the Congress was ousted from the area. With the BJP efficiently gaining energy in a number of states within the area, this time it’s about retaining it for the occasion.

For the primary time in Assam, Congress shouldn’t be going solo. The occasion has allied with as soon as arch-rival – Badaruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF, a smaller regional outfit – Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM) and three Left events.

Turning it right into a three-way battle is an alliance of two regional events born out of the anti-CAA protests in Assam – the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) shaped by former members of All Assam College students’ Union (AASU) and different civil society teams and the Raijor Dol, shaped by the supporters of famous activist Akhil Gogoi who’s in jail for over a 12 months on sedition costs over the anti-CAA protests.

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