Letter to the Editor
Protect election warriors
An Association of government employees in Andhra Pradesh has requested to postpone the Panchayat elections in the state for some time in view of the COVID-19. The Association highlighted that their lives are more significant than the elections amid the pandemic and these are unlike the Parliamentary elections.
Every voter has to be touched, political parties contact all their voters with striving for 100 per cent voting. They are demanding that they should all first receive the Covid vaccine then have elections.
Many government employees are already busy distributing and vaccinating the frontline warriors. The state government should seriously consider this matter and discuss it with all stakeholders. It will be appropriate to conduct the elections only after ensuring the safety of all.
Amit Singh Kushwaha, Satna (MP)