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Madras High Court: No celebrations, bursting of crackers over election results

Lekha G

The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy on Friday urged political leaders and the party cadres in Tamil Nadu not to go in for celebrations after the announcement of election results on May 2 or 3, citing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The leaders must keep their rank and file in check and must take proactive steps serving as an example to others.

The Bench hoped that on the day of election results, the political parties, media personnel and the citizen would adhere to the instructions and the guidelines, follow the norms and cooperate with the authorities in the greater interest of the public at large.

The Bench also advised the people to follow the guidelines issued by the State Government and not to make a mad rush for vaccines and only rush to hospitals as the last resort.

After hearing the submissions of the Senior Counsel for the Election Commission and State Health Department regarding provision of adequate vaccines, beds with ventilators and oxygen cylinders, the Bench hoped that a clear picture would emerge by May 3.

The Bench adjourned the matter to May 5.