EC Booked for murder: Madras HC holds EC responsible for a spike in the second wave of Covid-19





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Spike in covid rates, the blame goes to ECI:

The Madras High Court on Monday blamed the Election Commission of India (ECI) and said ECI is singularly responsible for spreading COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and asked if the officials were in some other planet when political parties took out Assembly election rallies without adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols despite several judicial orders. Ignorance of covid guidelines:

The bench was presided by Chief Justice, Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy, who said public health is of utmost importance and it’s utterly disturbing to see, the politicians conveniently ignoring the Covid-19 protocols, for their benefits and putting the entire population at risk. Court criticizing ECI:

The court criticized the ECI for not stopping political parties from violating covid protocols. The court also said it’s such a pity, that even in this grave situation, the Constitutional authorities have to be constantly reminded. It pointed out, the only way citizens could enjoy the promises and rights that a democratic republic guarantee is if they come out of this grave situation alive. The court said, to the ECI, that the current state of affairs, survival, and protecting the people should be a priority. It further added that the counting of votes will be stopped if ECI doesn’t come up with a clear-cut plan for implementing Covid guidelines before 2nd May. Bengal chief minister stance:

Mamata Banerjee is to support Madras High court’s decision and demanded the withdrawal of central forces who might be infected with covid and said, “I am requesting please withdraw the around 2 lakh- strong central forces drawn from covid-hit states, who are camping in schools and colleges and safe homes hampering covid management operations 75 percent of them may be infected by the virus. Please withdraw them in the last phase.“

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