Assembly Election 2021: EC bans all victory processions during and after counting of votes

The Election Commission has also directed that only two persons can accompany winning candidates to receive certificates of election from Returning Officers

FP Staff April 27, 2021 12:26:54 IST
Assembly Election 2021: EC bans all victory processions during and after counting of votes

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The Election Commission of India on Tuesday banned all victory processions on 2 May, both during and after the counting of votes.

The Election Commission has also directed that only two persons can accompany winning candidates to receive certificates of election from Returning Officers.

The commission has taken the decision to check the spread of coronavirus, official sources told PTI.

BJP president JP Nadda welcomed the order and said —

On Monday, the Madras High Court castigated the commission for being “singularly responsible" for the second wave of COVID-19, and orally remarked that its officials should be booked for murder.

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