The Election Commission (ECI) of India has banned all the victory rallies after the counting of votes on May 2 at all the five states where polls were held.
In its order, the Election Commission stated that not more than two people will be allowed to go with the winning candidate to get their victory certificate for the May 2 election results.
This comes after the country witnessed a massive spike in the second wave of Covid-19 that has been claiming over 2,000 lives on a daily basis for the last few days.
India on Tuesday recorded over 3.23 lakh fresh cases while it saw the highest tally in the world with 3.5 lakh cases on Monday. Over 2,771 people passed away in the last 24 hours over the covid surge.
Last week the ECI has banned all the election rallies in Bengal which is in the middle of an 8-phase assembly election and a massive spike in Covid-19 cases.
Using its constitutional powers, the ECI issued an order restricting all the election rallies in Bengal. The state voted for the seventh phase on Monday and will vote in the final round on April 29.
Meanwhile, the Madras High Court on Monday slammed the Election Commission over the Covid-19 spike in the country, holding it responsible for the current situation in the country. The Madras High Court termed the ECI as “the most irresponsible institution” and even said its officials may be booked under murder charges.