Election Commission moves SC against Madras High Court’s ‘murder charges’.
On Saturday, the Election Commission filed a motion with the Supreme Court against the Madras High Court’s observation that the polling station watchdog was solely responsible for the increase in Covid-19 cases. You should probably register on murder charges.
The survey watchdog said Madras HC’s comment was “unwarranted, blatantly derogatory and derogatory.”
Strongly criticizing the Electoral Commission for “failing to prevent political parties” from violating Covid protocols during its campaign rallies for Assembly elections in four states and one Union territory over the past month, the HC Madras it had said that murder charges should probably be brought against the panel for being “the only institution responsible for the situation we find ourselves in today.”
“You have singularly lacked any kind of exercise of authority. It has not taken action against political parties that hold demonstrations despite all orders from this court that say ‘keep the Covid protocol, keep the Covid protocol,’ ”the Madras High Court had observed.
Noting that the panel has been “the most irresponsible in recent months in failing to prevent political parties from abusing the Covid-19 protocol,” a bench by Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Judge Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy said: probably on charges of murder “.
On Friday, the Madras High Court had refused to receive a petition from the Electoral Commission that sought to prevent the media from publishing the court’s oral observations that blamed the electoral body for the increase in Covid-19 cases.
In rejecting requests from lead attorney Rakesh Dwivedi, on behalf of ECI, to order the media to limit their reporting to written orders and to refrain from reporting on the judges’ oral observations during court proceedings, the court said that the Commission can, in any case, go to court “if it is frivolous, complaints are made”.