By the time the whole state was busy making preparations for the local body elections, the State Election Commission(SEC) gave a major jolt to both the government and citizen on Sunday. Owing to the spread of Coronavirus, the SEC deferring the elections by six weeks reportedly, without the consent of Jagan-led YSRCP government. SEC also quoted as few disruptions incidents of violence being reported since election dates were announced.
Meanwhile, YSRCP General Secretary and MP V Vijaysai Reddy took to media meet to state that the state government has moved Supreme Court against the ‘unilateral’ decision. The ruling party also alleged that the State Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar is acting in favour of TDP chief and former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. Responding to the petition filed, the Supreme Court Judge Lalit suggested that the case be put on trial in the regular list and is scheduled for trial on Tuesday.
However, when probed into previous such cases ruled by the Apex court, elections cannot be postponed going by the law and order issues, the latter stood as one of the reasons for postponing local body elections. However, deferring the election dates owing to a viral outbreak has been the special case while chances of Supreme Court considering is high. On this note, both the state government and contestants are all eyes on tomorrow’s verdict.