The Election Commission has approached the Supreme Court against the Madhya Pradesh High Court verdict. The Madhya Pradesh High Court had earlier directed the government to restrict political rallies in nine districts of the state in view of the Covid threat.
The Election Commission has approached the Supreme Court against this. Two BJP candidates contesting the by-elections have approached the Supreme Court. Ahead of the 28-seat by-election, the Gwalior bench of the high court had asked that no candidate or political party be allowed to hold public meetings. The Election Commission has argued that the High Court order is hampering the voting process.
The Madhya Pradesh government had on Thursday decided to approach the Supreme Court against the High Court’s decision. Two rallies by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had to be canceled following a court order.
Madhya Pradesh will go to the polls on November 3. Congress needs to win all 28 seats to come to power. But the BJP needs nine seats to get a majority of 116 in the 230-member assembly.