Is Election Commission Strangely Weak, Always Needs a Push, SC
The ongoing election of Lok Sabha 2019 is not seeing in sparing anyone out of its controversial clutches, not even the election commission (EC). The current Election commission is a pale shadow of an institution that once evoked both respect and fear.
The election commission of India has enjoyed tremendous respect and admiration in the country and across the world as an independent and neutral institution. The elections held in India are on a very large scale, unmatched both in size and scale.
However, it is now been noticed that election commission is no longer a neutral institution as it is strangely and significantly silent on PM Modi’s appeal about asking voters to keep armed forces in mind while voting. Also while acting against Maneka Gandhi when she openly told Muslims to forget about their work is done, if they don’t vote her.
Even in the cases where they had to go against Azam Khan for his remarks against Jaya Prada, or president of Himachal Pradesh reportedly abusing Rahul Gandhi.
All these incidences show that the supreme court has to rap on the knuckles of EC to get in law and order.