On Monday Madras High Court got tough on the Election Commission of Indian for allowing political rallies during the pandemic situation in the country.
Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee said to the counsel of the Election commission of India that your institution is responsible for the rampant second wave of covid- 19 in the country. Officer of your institution should be grabbed in murder charges.
The irresponsible behaviour of the Election commission of India leads to the increment in the number of cases and uncountable deaths in India.
The court observed that the election commission failed to enforce the orders of the court during the election campaign like wearing a facemask, carrying sanitiser, and maintaining social distancing.
The court asked the election commission that “ were you on the other planet during the campaigning of the election ”?
The court warned the commission over stopping the counting procedure on May 2, if the election commission with a blueprint does not ensure and satisfy the court that all the corona norms are strictly followed. The court asked to produce the blueprint before 30 April.
The court said that public health is of paramount importance, if there is no life then who will enjoy the democratic rights.
This time requires health and survival, everything will come after that.
The court directed that the election commission of India and the Tamilnadu Chief minister make a plan for covid-19 protocol.