Calling it an end to the political dilemma in Andhra Pradesh over the State Election Commission(SEC) deferring the dates of local body elections, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the decision taken by SEC. In a setback to the Andhra Pradesh government, the apex court stated that the ultimate decision including the election dates lies in the hands of the Election Commission. Instructing the State Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar to end the Code of Conduct, the Supreme Court called off the enquiry probed by Jagan-led state government.
While the lawyers representing the state government raised concern over the welfare schemes, the Supreme Court also instructed the state government to take the consent of the SEC regarding the launch of any kind of welfare schemes in the state. Owing to the spread of Coronavirus, the SEC deferring the elections by six weeks reportedly, which was alleged to take place without the consent of Jagan-led YSRCP government. SEC also quoted as few disruptions incidents of violence being reported since election dates were announced.