Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Madras HC pulls up EC for allowing political rallies even country battling 2nd wave of COVID-19

The Madras High Court on Monday pulled up Election Commission for allowing political rallies even as the country is battling a deadly second wave of COVID-19.

Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee reprimanded the Election Commission for failing to ensure COVID-19 norms during rallies.

The High Court has directed the Election Commission to hold a consultation with the State Health Secretary and place on record a plan to enforce COVID-19 protocol on counting day by April 30.

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