With the state election commission successfully wrapping up panchayat polls, the focus now fell on the upcoming municipal, ZPTC, MPTC elections.
While ‘unanimous’ has been the hornet’s nest during the whole nomination process, many JSP aspirants complained that they were being prevented from filing nominations in many parts of the State during the last notification for the polls.
Taking the legal step against the atrocities, Jana Sena Party (JSP) leader Nadendla Manohar on Tuesday has said that the party filed a petition before the High Court of Andhra Pradesh for fresh notification of the MPTC and ZPTC election in the State.
“I hope the High Court accepts our petition and teaches a lesson to the government,” claimed Manohar referring to YSRCP leaders’ resorting to several irregularities across the state. He alleged that wherever polls were inevitable, volunteers were threatening voters over ceasing the welfare programmes if they didn’t vote for the ruling party.
It can be noted that Pawan Kalyan’s JanaSena party secured more than 250 sarpanch and vice sarpanch posts in the just-concluded panchayat polls.