The Jagan-led Andhra Pradesh government filed a petition in the HC stating to postpone the Panchayat Elections.
It seems, the war between Jagan-led AP government and the State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar is still going on.Recently, the AP government has filed a petition questioning the scheduling of Panchayat Elections by the SEC in February.
On Tuesday, the AP government disclosed in the petition that the government cannot conduct Panchayat Elections in February.
Panchayat raj principal secretary, Gopalakrishna Dwivedi has said elections to urban and rural local bodies in the state in February scheduled by the SEC is against the Covid-19 regulations.He challenged the decision of Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar and cited it may spread the virus as the pandemic is still not over.
According to Dwivedi, the decision of Nimmagadda was unilateral as he did not consult the AP government before his decision.Besides, he said, the decision is also against the Supreme court order that clearly said, the state government should safeguard the people during the Covid-19 at any cost.
The court has reportedly adjourned the case for the next hearing.According to the health department, Andhra Pradesh recorded 6,700 Covid deaths till Tuesday.