In yet another jolt to the Jagan and his team, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the Andhra Pradesh government’s plea to postpone panchayat polls in the State due to COVID-19 vaccine drive.
Hearing a plea by the YSRCP government challenging HC order allowing the gram panchayat polls to be held in the state, the apex court refused to let itself to fall into the ego battle.
Expressing disappointment over the state government’s resolutions against APSEC’s decision to hold local polls by the end of January, a Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy OKed the recent election schedule released by the APSEC.
“Ego problems between two authorities is leading to lawlessness. We cannot allow lawlessness… how can resolutions be passed against N Ramesh Kumar? We cannot be part of this ego battle… we can’t take over the jobs of everyone,” a bench said. The court also said it could not interfere in every political or administrative issue.
Referring to the employee federation, the Supreme Court expressed discontentment stated that their behaviour was atrocious and undesirable, “Some of the interventions were completely uncalled for and no business to delve into this issue.”