Hyderabad: In wake of the ongoing pandemic Telangans’s high court ordered the high court to extend the date for the enrolment of voters for Graduate MLC elections, on Thursday.
This decision was taken after advocate TV Ramesh filled a PIL seeking an extension in the date up to December 7th. However, EC’s lawyer told the court that applications can be filed between December 1st and December 31st.
After hearing the case, the bench claimed that the present situation created due to the dangerous coronavirus pandemic, torrential rains, etc., had affected the state and it should be considered by the ECI. The apex court gave a day’s time to EC to ascertain whether it will extend till December 7th or not.
Furthermore, a bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B Vijayasen Reddy directed the Election Commission Counsel Avinash Desai that the election body should not stick to its normal procedure.