DMK’s organisation secretary RS Bharathi mentioned that sporting PE kits within the scorching warmth for 14 to 16 hours was virtually not doable for the counting brokers
Chennai: The DMK on Thursday requested the Election Commission to insist solely on one dose of COVID-19 vaccination for candidates, counting brokers and dispense with a path that brokers ought to put on Personal Protective Equipment kits in centres on 2 May, the day of vote counting.
“It is not known whether one dose of vaccination or two doses of vaccination is required. It is impossible to have the second dose of vaccination, without waiting for a period of 4 to 8 weeks from the date of having the first dose,” the DMK mentioned in a illustration to the EC.
There was ‘nice shortage’ in getting the vaccine doses in mofussil areas and insisting on candidates to have two doses is a ‘sensible issue,’ the social gathering’s organisation secretary, RS Bharathi mentioned.
Also, it was not recognized whether or not the outcomes of the RT-PCR check ought to have been obtained “48 hours or 72 hours” earlier than the graduation of the vote-counting course of, he mentioned quoting the ballot panel’s tips.
Citing an EC path that counting brokers ought to put on PPE kits, Bharathi, additionally a Rajya Sabha MP, mentioned sporting such kits in scorching warmth for 14 to 16 hours was virtually not doable.
The social gathering is dedicated to following the EC directives to see that the counting course of is protected, he mentioned, including, nonetheless, “it is our duty to point out practical difficulties which may be a hindrance to having peaceful and expeditious counting process.”
“Hence, we request you to kindly give clarifications(on RT-PCR test reports) and to insist only on one dose of vaccination and to dispense with the direction regarding wearing of PPE kits by the counting agents.”