Right to health takes precedence over right to campaigning: MP HC directs FIR against Kamal Nath, Narendra Tomar for COVID-19 protocol breach

Political leaders like Kamal Nath and Narendra Singh Tomar are alleged to have committed cognizable offences by breaching COVID-19 protocol in election campaign congregations, the Court was told.
Kamal Nath and Narendra Singh Tomar
Kamal Nath and Narendra Singh Tomar

The Madhya Pradesh High Court recently directed the District Magistrates of Datia and Gwalior to ensure that FIRs are registered against former Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar for alleged violation of COVID-19 norms during election campaigns (Ashish Pratap Singh v. State of MP & Ors).

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