In the current Corona situation in India, the Madras High Court has taken a strong stand against the country’s Election Commission. The Madras High Court has said that a murder case should be filed against the Election Commission officials for continuing voting in the current dire situation in the country.
The Madras High Court said this in a public interest case regarding the Ekushey election. The apex court said that the leaders, activists and supporters of the political parties did not abide by the Covid-19 rule because of the commission’s action. Where was the commission when the election campaign was going on?
What is the commission doing in the counting of votes for the assembly elections in five states including West Bengal on May 2? A division bench headed by Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjeev Banerjee has directed to file an affidavit by April 30. Otherwise, the counting of votes may be stopped on May 2, the Madras High Court said.
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee has targeted the Election Commission following the Madras High Court’s order. He made it clear that if there is an election commission, there will be no neutral election. He blamed the commission for the current situation in Corona and questioned the conduct of the Election Commission’s vote with three nominees.