Allahabad High Court denied considering PIL for Postponement of Assembly Elections

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Nishka Srinivas Veluvali

Published On: January 20, 2022 at 18:46 IST

The Allahabad High Court stepped back from considering the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) requesting for the postponement of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Elections to be held on February-March 2022, in the view of rising Covid-19 cases.

The Bench including Justice Attau Rahman Masoodi and Justice Narendra Kumar Johari after hearing the Case and arguments refused to entertain the PIL and stated that the reason behind the same will be pronounced later.

The PIL was filed through Advocate Ashok Pandey by Atul Kumar and another informing the Court that in deciding the date of polling, there has been no proper sense of thinking done by the Election Commission.

The PIL also states that the Petitioners desire to contest in the elections of the UP States Assembly but are unable due to elections taking place in midst of Covid surge.

They also contended that the general elections of Parliament and Assembly are supposed to be conducted on the dissolution of the Assembly or Lok Sabha which supposedly means that the elections actually should be held on May, 2022.

Further, they stated that this decision of Election Commission violates Article 14 and Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. They also informed the Court that this Election would call for rise in Covid – 19 Cases.

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