Election Commission of India has requested the Madras HC to restrain media from reporting oral feedback made by judges after reviews citing that court-held ECI officers answerable for Covid 19 got here out and the polling company witnessed big criticism by the residents and media homes.
The Election Commission stated that it has suffered nice harm after media reviews cited that the High court docket has known as the EC officers as ‘murders’ and held them answerable for the Covid 19 surge within the nation.
In its petition, the Election Commission stated it was aggrieved with media reviews of the Madras High Court’s oral observations that it’s “singularly responsible for the situation prevalent today” and that the Election Commission ought to face homicide prices.
“These reports have tarnished the image of the Election Commission of India as an independent constitutional agency that is entrusted with the constitutional responsibility of conducting elections,” stated the ballot physique, as quoted by Bar and Bench.
On Monday, stated that the ballot physique is to be held “singularly responsible” for the Covid-19 second wave, with which the nation is at present struggling. The court docket even went on to say that the ‘officers of EC ought to most likely be booked for homicide’.
The Election Commission argued at this time: “No one must be permitted to report on the proceedings of this court that are not borne out by the record, especially when the detailed order is made available. There was no occasion for this court to make such observations since the campaigning in Tamil Nadu ended back in April 4.”
The Polling company additionally stated that the variety of COVID-19 circumstances was comparatively low when legislative meeting elections have been introduced in Kerala, West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry on February 26, 2021, and no common elections have been carried out in states the place the best variety of Covid circumstances are being reported i.e. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi.