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Analysing the actual role of ECI in post-election Covid upsurge
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Analysing the actual role of ECI in post-election Covid upsurge

New Delhi [India], May 18: Aggrieved by the Madras High Court’s observations, the Election Commission approached the Supreme Court. The entire liability of India’s 2nd wave of ramification was solely attributed to ECI by the Madras HC. It held that EC has failed in maintaining COVID-19 protocol during election campaigns in four states and a Union Territory and also made scathing comments like the poll panel “should be put up on murder charges" for being the " the only institution responsible for the situation”. Did the elections cause the spike? The Election Commission of India had already issued a cautionary, although political parties or the government paid no heed but saw the crowd as an affirmation of their leadership. On 22 April, EC banned all public gatherings limiting it to 500 p...