New Delhi: Congress leader Jagdish Sharma has filed a PIL in the Delhi High Court to postpone the assembly elections in five states, citing the third wave of Covid-19. Sharma, who has formed an organization named ‘Rahul Priyanka Sena’, has requested the court in the petition that the omicron form of the virus is spreading rapidly, so the elections should be postponed. Sharma has said in the petition that there may be a third wave of the epidemic in the next 10 days and during this time the central and state governments should be asked to present plans about how to supply essential services and goods.
PIL in Delhi High Court He urged the court to ask the governments to hand over a plan regarding availability and distribution of oxygen and direct the Election Commission to postpone elections in five states by a few weeks or months. “The court should issue a writ of mandamus and direct the Election Commission to postpone the elections in all the five states for a few months/weeks,” Sharma said in the petition.
Delhi government should issue instructions “The court should issue a writ of mandamus and direct the Delhi government to quarantine the returnees from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa for 14 days or less,” the petition said. .’ Significantly, the elections in these states are going to be held from February 10 to March 7, the results of which will be declared on March 10.
[Attribution to NBT]