Life came a full circle for Both AP State Election Commission and Jagan-led state government with the recent letter saga over the local body elections. The letter shot by the SEC objecting the idea of district reorganisation while the local polls schedule is still under process grabbed the political circles’ attention.
Followed by which SEC Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Tuesday-hours after he shot a letter to CS Neelam Sawhney announced local body elections will be held in Andhra Pradesh in February next year. However, in response to the letter which set state politics on fire, the CS on Wednesday it is not possible to conduct local body elections amid the ongoing situation due to coronavirus pandemic.
“Entire district administration including police continue to be actively involved in containment measures. Comparison among states may not present the correct picture as the situation is different in each state. The central government has already warned the states to be wary of winter months,” she said in the letter.
Asking the election commission to re-examine the decision taken, the CS opined that there is no further necessity to hold video conferences and meetings with political parties. It can be noted that Chief Minister’s Advisor Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy said that the Government was not ready for the local elections. He further cautioned that there was a possibility of a second wave of Coronavirus.