#cyberbullying | #cyberbully | Consequences for democracy would be catastrophic if ECI falters, says Congress

The Congress party on Friday said that the Election Commission’s guidelines for holding polls during the coronavirus pandemic fall “far short of ensuring conduct of elections in a free, non-partisan and fair fashion without giving undue advantage to the ruling party”.

Saying that the EC has “overlooked” almost all the suggestions given by the opposition parties, and prepared guidelines, Congress general secretary in-charge organisation, K C Venugopal, in a statement, called upon the EC to revisit the recommendations

“The simple question to ponder over is, if the very foundation of democracy — our elections cannot be conducted fairly, how will adult franchise and majority mandate, the lifeblood of our democracy, be effectively upheld?” said Venugopal in his statement.

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