No value for Nimmagadda orders till Monday

By Gopal.T Jan. 22, 2021, 09:26 pm IST
No value for Nimmagadda orders till Monday

There would be no value for the orders that State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar had issued on Friday, as Supreme Court had admitted AP’s case against the elections.

The Supreme Court had admitted the case and scheduled it for hearing on Monday in the regular court.

However, Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar had scheduled two events for Saturday and had issued couple of orders on Friday.

He ordered placing of Guntur and Chittoor district collectors, two DSPs and 4 Inspectors out of the election duty. He also issued memo to senior IAS officers Gopala Krishna Dwivedi and Girija Shankar, for not attending his meetings on Saturday.

The SEC had prepared the draft of the notification to be released on Saturday. He also scheduled a press conference in the morning. Surprisingly, he mentioned that he would not accept questions from the media persons at the press conference.

With the Supreme Court taking up the case, will Nimmagadda go ahead with his designed schedule or wait for the apex court order, is the big question.

Whatever he does on Saturday, it is clear that the state administration is not going to act on his orders, including transfers of the collectors, till the Supreme Court gives its decision.

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