Covid-19 surge: ‘Irresponsible’ EC should face murder charges, says Madras HC
CHENNAI:Lambasting the Election Commission for failure to maintain Covid protocol during poll campaigns, the Madras high court on Monday said the EC “should be put up on murder charges…for being the most irresponsible institution.”
The first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Rmoorthy even threatened to stop the counting of assembly poll ves slated for May 2.
首席大法官Sanjib Banerjee和大法官Senthilkumar Rmoorthy甚至威胁要停止5月2日的议会计票工作。
“Now we assure you we will stop counting if we do not find before May 2 a blueprint on how proper maintenance of Covid protocol will be maintained so that this state does not succumb to your idiosyncrasies any further,” the judges observed in the course of their oral observations.
“You (ECI) are the only institution responsible for the situation that we are in today. You have been singularly lacking any kind of exercise of authority…You have not taken measures ag inst po itical parties holding rallies despite every order of this court saying ‘maintain Covid protocol, maintain Covid protocol’ like a broken record,” the bench said.
“The significance of adhering to such protocol may have been lost on the EC going by the puerile silence on the part of the commission as campaigns and rallies were conducted without distancing norms being maintained and in wanton disregard of the other items of the protocol," it added.
Too late, this slap on EC..someone should be there to stop things at time..not after dge has been done
Ca Yogesh Chandra Pokharna
In my humble oion it should also take direct action suo moto ag inst all po itical parties and their leaders
These judges still allow farmers to prest in large numbers but blame every one other than them for the situation.
Were the learned Judges slee when the entire ion process wss going on ?
What stopped them from taking Suo Moto action?
Finally the courts have said it...
Sirs, you are as guilty as the EC for pushing the issue under the carpet when you could have done something about it. What's the use of pointing fingers now?
Honorable stupid Dravidian DMK dog judges. Was there ion in Delhi, Maharashtra where the second surge happened quite early
The Hon'ble Court has failed to appreciate that in Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka etc. there were no ions. But they are leading in Covid spread. Therefore, there doesn't seem to be any logical connection between ions and covid surge.
With both center and state govt being run by morons, its better courts start ruling the country.
wow , great to know there are still people in India who have guts to speak ag inst go nment.
Why blame the ion commission only. This is mass murder by all the po iticans including the PM. Sad there is no love for the people of this country they are only hungry for power to rule us. God bless India
JAYANTH V G
Every institution thinks they are better than the other. Every Indian knows how responsible are our courts when it comes to cases pending for decades. Sometimes the judgement is heard by the great grand sons.
Courts are acting stupid and wierd! They kept quiet all these months when farmers in huge numbers sat dharna n blocked roads and normal life. No mention about stop Kumbh Mela or Rdan prayers or anything like that. There is no in in Delhi or Maharashtra. So how come there are so many cases? Can the HC answer that? Its easy to blame the ECI. What action HC took to stop anything else?
Death penalty for the top EC brats and the national govt head. All due to them.
Was there ion in Maharashtra where mamum Covid cases were reported?
Judges think that they are above God. Number of pending cases and delayed justice points to collective failure of judiciary in fulfilling their duties. But they keep on lecturing others.
but why? mamum surge in Delhi and maharastra where there were no ions.
The EC purposely planed a 8 phase ion in WB to help PM and HM to do their mass rallies in Bengal. The EC failed to implement COVID protocol or punish the po itical leaders for not following covid protocols. The Madras HC is absolutely .
The EC and BJP govt. are both responsible and should be booked as they are both hand in glove for spreading the Covid-19 beyond control.
Very well said by the honorable High Court. These nincompoops must be taken to task immediately.