NEW DELHI: CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury has written to the Election Commission of India objecting to the "unilateral measures" being taken by the poll panel in "altering" electoral procedures without consulting political parties, and asked if the "tearing hurry" was due to the upcoming Bihar assembly polls. "We are greatly disturbed by the media reports that the Election Commission of India (ECI) bypassing the established practice of consulting political parties, is unilaterally initiating measures to provide voters aged over 64 years, the use of postal ballots," he said in the letter addressed to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). Keeping in mind the safety of senior citizens amid rising cases of coronavirus, the age limit for voters to opt for
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