In yet another unexpected twist in the ‘APSEC-State government’ saga, Jagan-led Andhra Pradesh government moved High court against the all-party meeting convened by SEC.
While State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar called for a one-on-one meeting with the representatives from all the state parties, YSRCP government, in an overnight change in the decision announced that it has boycotted the meeting.
Calling the meeting legal and unlawful, Party General Secretary Ambati Rambabu, in a statement, said that the SEC should have referred to the Supreme Court verdict before conducting these meetings.
“SEC is not considering the Supreme Court verdict. The election process should be restarted only after consulting with the state government,” read the statement.
Ambati, on this note, claimed the motive of the meeting in calling parties that do not command any vote base in the State would soon be exposed. He further, questioned the motives of the APSEC behind rushing for elections while the state has been registering not less than 3,000 cases a day.
“The same SEC had postponed local body elections without asking any party citing COVID as the reason when the number of cases was less than three. Now, how he is asking the opinion of parties for the conduct of local body elections. There is clearly a foul play behind,” he lashed out.
On the other hand, BJP, TDP, Congress, JanaSena and CPI announced that they would send their representatives