NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a PIL seeking postponement of assembly elections in Bihar in view of Covid-19 pandemic.
The SC said Covid-19 cannot be a ground for postponement of Bihar elections and added that the “Election Commission will take care of all situations”.
The plea sought that Election Commission be directed not to recommend to Bihar to publish notification of election in official gazette till the competent authority declares Bihar as Covid-19 and flood free. It further sought that the Bihar government be directed to ensure proper facilities to its residents without focusing on the upcoming elections.
Assembly elections in Bihar are due in October-November and the tenure of the current Assembly is scheduled to end on November 29.
The Election Commission has not yet taken a final call on poll dates in Bihar due to coronavirus and sought suggestions from political parties.