Election Commission bans victory celebrations over poll results on or after May 2

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Election Commission bans victory celebrations over poll results on or after May 2

Mukesh Ranjan

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 27

The Election Commission on Tuesday issued an order banning every kind of victory celebrations and processions on and after May 2, the day the counting of votes will happen for the meeting elections within the 4 states and Union Territory (UT) of Puducherry.  

The Commission in its order mentioned, (*2*)

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Noting that no victory procession after the counting on May 2, 2921 “shall be permissible”, the poll panel in its path to all of the Chief Electoral Officers mentioned, “Not more than two persons shall be allowed to accompany the winning candidate or his/her authorised representative receive the certificate of election from the Returning Officer (RO) concerned.”

It additionally mentioned that the order regarding the ban on victory procession “should be brought to notice of all concerned”.

The counting of votes will likely be held within the states of Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Kerala and the UT of Puducherry on May 2.

The Madras High Court on Monday got here down exhausting on the Election Commission and known as it the “the most irresponsible institution” for the alleged unfold of the second wave of Covid-19 within the nation.

In stinging remarks, the courtroom mentioned EC officers could also be booked beneath homicide fees too.

The first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy made the remark on a public curiosity writ, looking for for a path to authorities to make sure truthful counting of votes on May 2 in Karur by taking efficient steps and correct preparations with Covid-19 protocols.

Judges had additionally orally warned that they’d not hesitate in stopping counting of votes on May 2. 

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