“In view of the surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the country, the Commission has decided to make more stringent provision to be followed during the process of counting, in addition to existing Broad Guidelines dated 21st August, 2020, it added.
On Monday, the HC came down heavily on the EC for not banning political rallies and ‘singularly’ blamed the EC for the second wave of COVID-19 in the county.
The court also warned that it would be forced to stay the counting process on May two if strict COVID-19 protocol was not devised by the EC.
In an oral observation, the court asked “Were you on another planet when political rallies were being held?”
“Election Commission Officers should probably be booked on murder charges,” the court said. (UNI)