28th April, 2021
There has been a demand to register an FIR against party leaders who violated the Corona Protocol in the assembly elections of Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and other states. Former Uttar Pradesh DGP and think tank Center for Accountability and Systematic Change (CASC) chairman Vikram Singh has filed a petition in the Delhi High Court in this regard. The petitioner said that the Central Government and the Election Commission should be directed to quarantine anyone who has campaigned in Bengal during the last one week.
In a petition filed through advocate Virag Gupta, Vikram Singh said that leaders of political parties, campaigners have flouted the Corona rules in rallies, road-shows, and public meetings. This is the reason that the number of infected has increased in various states and due to this, the graph of infections has increased from five percent to 24 percent. He also said that the Election Commission has failed to implement its own guidelines. He neither canceled the roadshow nor canceled the rallies of Corona signs campaigners.
He also said that the action being taken by the commission now is only a result of pressure from the people. The petition also states that despite the coronas of several leaders' associates being infected, they have ignored the rules by not quarantining themselves. In his main petition, Vikram Singh had sought direction to debar the candidate and campaigner who ignored the corona rules. On this, the court issued a notice to the Central Government and the Election Commission on April 8 and sought a response.
Category: India: Uttar Pradesh