The High Court has given the green signal for the conduct of panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh. It is learned that the state election commissioner has recently released the schedule for the panchayat elections.
The state government, however, was reluctant to hold elections due to carrying out the process of corona vaccination in the state. Towards this end, the state government filed a writ petition for suspension of panchayat elections. A single judge hearing the petition recently ordered the suspension of the panchayat elections.
Subsequently, State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar has filed a writ petition in the High Court challenging these orders. A two-day bench comprising CJ Justice AK Goswami and Justice C Praveen Kumar passed the order on Thursday.
It clarified that the panchayat elections should be held in defiance of the orders given by the single judge. The state government has suggested that elections be held in coordination with the SEC. He said the elections should be held without any problem for the health of the people.
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