New Delhi: With the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom requesting for suspending the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Meeting polls in view of the surge in Covid-19 circumstances, Union Data and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday put the ball within the Election Fee’s court docket stating the ballot physique has to resolve when the elections will happen.
“When the Election Fee of India places Mannequin Code of Conduct, they must resolve when the elections will happen,” he stated, ANI reported.
The Allahabad Excessive Courtroom has requested the Election Fee to postpone the Uttar Pradesh Meeting polls by a month or two.
The Excessive Courtroom has additionally requested the ballot physique to right away cease political rallies and gatherings and likewise order the political events to marketing campaign by way of TV channels and newspapers.
The ballot physique additionally requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban election-related gatherings in Uttar Pradesh and take into consideration suspending the state meeting polls over fears of the extremely contagious Covid-19 variant Omicron.
A Excessive Courtroom bench of Justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav stated the variety of sufferers contaminated with the Omicron variant are rising and there’s a chance of a 3rd Covid wave.
The Excessive Courtroom stated, if potential, the elections could possibly be postponed by a few months as a result of provided that there’s life then the election rallies and conferences can happen and the precise to life has additionally been given underneath Article 21 of the Indian Structure.