Along with this, the commission officials were said to have registered a case of murder. However, after this rebuke, the Election Commission banned the procession after the counting, preparing the Corona Guidelines for the counting of votes to be held on 2nd May. At the same time, the Election Commission has requested the Madras High Court to stop the media reporting.
The Election Commission said in its petition that the Madras High Court was distressed by media reports of oral comments. Along with this, they said that these reports have tarnished the image of the Election Commission as an independent constitutional agency, which has been entrusted with the constitutional responsibility of conducting the election. The Election Commission said that the news of the court has been continuously being shown in the media for some time, which is shocking the image of the Election Commission.
On Monday, the Madras High Court had commented on the Election Commission that your organization is single-handedly responsible for the second wave of COVID-19. Murder charges should be filed against your officers. At the same time, the Election Commission said that no elections were held in the states with the most cases like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. The petition in the Election Commission said that therefore it cannot be said that the Election Commission is ‘alone responsible for the second wave of Covid-19’ nor can the Election Commission officials be held guilty in any way.