Looks like the more Andhra Pradesh government was in a hurry to conduct the Panchayat polls, the more delay it has been. It all started with the APSEC postponing the elections allegedly with the consent of government and now it is Jagan government that filed a petition in the High Court stating that it cannot conduct the polls given the pandemic situation.
However, the High Court commented that the same should be reported by the Andhra Pradesh election commissioner further posting the hearing to November 2nd. On this note, the court also quoted the example of other states like Bihar and Telangana which are gearing up for the elections and asked why panchayat elections should not be held in the state.
The court further issued notices to Election Commission for not presenting for the hearing. It can be recalled that ToliVelugu has predicted the same a couple of weeks back. Based on the CMO reports, the state government is speculating to postpone the elections until APSEC Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar completes his tenure.
To recollect, Jagan government has sacked the state election commissioner Nimmagadda by bringing an ordinance which turned into a political storm the state for his unilateral decision.