While the State Election Commission is ramping up towards conducting the most-awaited panchayat polls in Andhra Pradesh, unanimous polls turned a hornets’ nest with parties making controversial statements.
Announcing their stand on this development, Janasena Party affairs chief Nadendla Manohar on Thursday supported the unanimous polls but has laid down terms for the SEC.
Accepting that it is common to announce financial incentives to panchayats for unanimous elections, Nadedla demanded that they should be held transparently.
Manohar then stated that JanaSena along with state BJP unit has sought Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan’s intervention in the polls.
“Government is conspiring forced unanimity in certain panchayats. We also came through incidents where the state government may deliberately delay the issuance of caste certificate and no-dues clearance certificate for the contestants from Opposition parties. We condemn this,” he said addressing the media.
He reiterated that the party chief Pawan Kalyan wants youth to participate in the elections and to call for nominations at all the panchayats in the state.