Sharma had moved a plea seeking delay of 5 Assembly elections
New Delhi, Jan. 31 (Delhi Crown): The Delhi High Court on Monday chided a local Congress leader Jagdish Sharma for moving a “frivolous” petition seeking postponement of Assembly elections in five states on the ground that the Omicron variant of Covid-19 was “spreading fast”.
Stating that Covid cases were on the decline over the past several days, a two-judge HC bench asked Sharma – “Are you living on Mars?”
Sharma is known for putting up posters/banners in Delhi eulogising Congress party’s scions Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Robert Vadra, and arranging ‘dhols’ or bursting firecrackers in front of AICC headquarter at 24 Akbar Road and Sonia Gandhi’s residence 10 Janpath in the event of Congress registering major polls-related victories.
Expressing displeasure over Sharma’s plea, a bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh said, “It is a frivolous petition. Are you living on Mars? Delhi is now dealing with a declining number of cases. You withdraw it or we will dismiss it with cost.”
Sharma’s counsel then withdrew the plea.