While the war of words between Jagan-led state government and AP State Election Commissioner over the local panchayat elections is no new things for the state political circles, things seems to escalate on Saturday.
APSEC Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar, on Saturday declared the schedule for conducting the rural local body elections which is allegedly unilaterally without the consent of the state government.
Stating the decision was taken after weighing all pros and cons, Nimmagadda announced that the polls will be conducted in four phases i.e, on February 5, 9,13, and 17. The results will be announced from February 5 to 17 in four phases.
Meanwhile, sources at CMO revealed that the government is contemplating on moving High Court again SEC to stop the election procedures. It can be noted that state Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Das along with a delegation met with the SEC on Friday to urge the body to postpone the polls citing a second COVID wave and also a winter spike as reasons.
However, the SEC seems to completely snub the government’s message as it rolled out the schedule allegedly without government’s concern.
The revelation ended up with the war of words between SEC and YRSCP leaders who lashed out on Nimmagadda stating that the APSEC is acting on behest of opposition.