Stocking to his idea of pushing the local polls as early as possible in the state, State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Friday appealed to the AP High Court to dismiss the petition filed by the State government challenging the SEC decision to hold local elections in February 2021.
Snubbing the reasons quoted by Jagan-led state government, Ramesh Kumar’s lawyer filed a counter assured that there will not be any interference from the SEC with regard to vaccination. Adding strength to his argument, the SEC pointed out that the vaccination is still in trails phase take 3-6 months for it to be available for public.
He further argued that the State government is yet to give any permission or licence to companies for manufacturing Covid vaccine. They then quoted the example of states like Rajasthan, Bihar and Telangana which conducted elections during the pandemic.
Hearing on the State government’s petition will be held on Friday.