SEC proposes local body elections in Feb, but govt denies.
Once again the tug of war like situation is surfaced in Andhra Pradesh between state election commissioner and government of Andhrapradesh, headed by the chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy. The SEC N.Ramesh Kumar is seems to be determined to conduct local body elections during his regime but on the other side the government want to skip the elections for some more time. Any how on Tuesday Ramesh Kumar announced that the local body elections would be held in February next year.
Soon after announcement came on greater Hyderabad elections in December, the SEC of AP Ramesh Kumar hold a press meet and announced that the SEC would hold elections to the local bodies in AP in February. He said there are no legal hurdles for the conduct of elections to the local bodies in the state and a decision was taken to hold the elections in February after consulting all the political parties. Even he appreciated the government of AP for taking strict, committed measures to curb the spreading of Corna virus. The intensity of Covid-19 has come down in the state, thanks to the effective measures taken by the state government. The number of positive cases has come down from 10,000 a day to around 700 a day. So, no worry. I am in constant touch with the medical and health department authorities,” said.
The code of conduct was not in force in the state and the government could continue its developmental and welfare activities. But in the evening the government has denied the proposal made by SEC. Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy, advisor to the government announced that the government is not ready to face the elections now. He suspected the second wave of Corona virus and said the SEC has postponed the elections when the Corona was in primitive stage in AP. Elections were stalled when only two cases were in AP and now daily hundreds of cases are being reported, how we can go for elections.? He questioned.