Friday, May 7, 2021

AP govt. and CEC cold war continues

  • Unilateral decision of declaring schedules led to war of words
  • AP Govt files house motion in HC
  • Plea will be heard on Monday

Amravati: The cold war between AP government and the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar looks to be never ending. Controversy erupted once again after CEC declared schedules for rural local body elections as soon as meeting with Chief Secretary ws concluded. State Chief Secretary Aditynath Das in a letter to SEC said that local body elections can be resumed after vaccination programme.

Das said that once the pandemic is tackled with vaccination, State would agree to the  schedule of resumption of the halted process. In view of well being of the people of AP, SEC may consider the request of State government.  But SEC went ahead ignoring the CS’s request and declared the schedule which was flayed by YSRCP leaders who say Coronavirus is still bothering and infecting people. They also reminded that second wave is emerging with new strain.

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SEC is putting people’s lives at risk, and he wants his agenda to prevail at any cost, said Agricultural Minister Kannababu. “Why SEC is playing the dual role? When Naidu was in power he did not conduct elections and now he is forcing when COVID pandemic is on the rise,” Kannababu commented.

AP state government has filed house petition in High Court which will hear the petition on Monday.

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