Taking further the saga of legal conflicts between the Jagan-led state government and APSEC Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar, the state election commission gave yet another shocker to AP government. But this time it is a letter shot by the SEC to the state government that grabbed the political circles’ attention.
In a clever move, it was learnt that the state election commission has tangled the district reorganisation exercise with the local body elections. Minister Taneti Vanitha has recently stated that the government is looking forward to increasing the number of districts to 32 and that the CM has been extensively conducting review meetings on the same.
However, the SEC seems to have a different plan. In the line of the letter by Nimmagadda addressing Chief Secretary objecting the idea of district reorganisation while the local polls schedule is still under process. Stating that the idea would complicate the election process, Nimmagadda in his letter has reportedly elections will be held taking 13 districts model into consideration.
“Reorganisation into 32 districts will further complicate the upcoming elections’ procedures,” he stated in his letter. And now all eyes are on the decision to be taken by the state government of whether it would formally seek the permission of the Election Commission as per the directions of the Supreme Court or it will approach the Supreme Court based on the letter shot by SEC.