HC backs Nimmagadda as SEC

By Nehru.T May. 29, 2020, 03:00 pm IST
HC backs Nimmagadda as SEC

Court dismissed the ordinance brought by AP government.

This is a major set back to the AP government as the high court has dismissed the ordinance brought by the Government to remove the Nimma gadda Ramesh Kumar as state election commissioner.
On Friday the high court has delivered as sensational verdict on Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar's case. The court has found fault over his removal and directed the government to continue him as the election commissioner. It is known that the government has removed him from post following his unilateral decision of postponing the local body elections. However, the High Court dismissed the jeopardy brought on by the government over removal him.

The judges have held that Article 213 does not currently authorize the ordinance. Earlier in the affidavit, the government made it clear that it had appointed a new Election Commissioner as part of the reforms in the state election commission.
The government has decided to appoint retired judges as SEC in this regard and drafted the ordinance to this extent.

As a part of reforms, justice Kanagaraj was appointed SEC and even taken charge. However, the High Court has made it clear that the governor's ordinance will not work now.

Later Ramesh Kumar released a press note and that he would be on duty and work with utmost coordination with all stakeholders.

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