EC moves SC against “murder charges” remarks by Madras HC
New Delhi, May 1 (UNI) The Election Commission on Saturday moved the Supreme Court against the Madras High Court’s recent observations of probably “putting the poll body on murder charges” for failing to adhere to COVID appropriate behavior during the election rallies.
The Madras High Court had on April 26 came down heavily on the Commission for not banning political rallies and ‘singularly’ blamed it for the second wave of COVID-19 in the county.
“Public health is of paramount importance and it is distressing that constitutional authorities have to be reminded in such regard. It is only when a citizen survives that he will be able to enjoy the rights that a democratic republic guarantees,” the Chief Justice of Madras High Court had noted then.
An Apex Court bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah will hear the Commission’s plea on Monday.