Decision on MP Civic Surveys After Consulting Specialists on Pandemic: ECI to HC

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The decision to hold elections will be taken just after taking proper preventive measures.A division bench of

Justices Prakash Shrivastava and Virender Singh was hearing a public interest lawsuits seeking an instructions to hold the civic elections which are due since last year.PTI Jabalpur Last Upgraded: July 27, 2021, 20:50 IST FOLLOW United States ON: The Election Commission of India(ECI)on Tuesday notified the Madhya Pradesh High Court that a choice about holding civic body elections in the state will be taken after consulting professionals on the coronavirus pandemic circumstance. A division bench of Justices Prakash Shrivastava and Virender Singh was hearing a public interest litigation looking for a direction to hold the

civic elections which are due because last year.ECI counsel Siddharth Seth stated the Central poll authority is regularly convening with professionals to review the pandemic circumstance amidst the apprehension of a 3rd wave of COVID-19. The decision to hold elections will be taken just after taking suitable preventive steps, he told the court.Due to the pandemic it was not possible to hold elections earlier, and the ECI was also reviewing

the status of numerous petitions associated with delimitation of local wards and appointments which are pending in courts, supporter Seth said.The Nagrik Upbhokta Margdarshak Manch, the petitioner organization, explained in the PIL that the term of existing regional elected bodies got over in January 2020. After the ECI presented its stand, the court

got rid of the PIL, Seth stated, adding that the detailed order was awaited.Read all the Latest News, Breaking News and Coronavirus News here Published at Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:20:13 -0500