Election Commission responsible for Covid-19 surge: Madras high court

The Election Commission is singularly responsible for the second wave of Covid and should probably be booked for murder, the Madras High Court observed today in the sharpest criticism yet of crowded campaigns for the five state polls that continued in the middle of raging virus cases.

The court has threatened to stop the counting of votes on Sunday if a “blueprint” is not in place.

“Your institution is singularly responsible for the second wave of COVID-19. Your officers should be booked on murder charges probably,” the Madras High Court told the Election Commission.

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