Andhra Pradesh HC tells state and SEC to resolve points amicably

Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh excessive court docket has directed the state authorities and the state election fee to carry consultations between them on the gram panchayat polls and resolve points amicably.

A division bench of Justice AV Sesha Sai continued listening to a petition on Wednesday, which was filed by panchayat raj principal secretary Gopal Krishna Dwivedi. It challenged the proceedings as issued by the SEC for the gram panchayat polls in February subsequent. The choose quoted authorities pleader Suman as informing the court docket that the Centre has issued tips for taking over a Covid-19 vaccination programme through the coming weeks. This may with the SEC’s proposed schedule for holding gram panchayat polls in February.


The choose requested the state authorities to submit its objections inside three days from the date of receipt of the order copy to the SEC. He additionally requested it to depute three officers not under the rank of principal secretary or chief secretary to carry the consultations with the SEC. Nonetheless, advocate normal S. Sriram knowledgeable the court docket that the state election commissioner had already accomplished the train for conduct of gram panchayat polls in February.

The choose stated that the SEC had not but notified the schedule for the polls. Referring to the earlier Supreme Court docket course that consultations must be held earlier than going forward with polls, he requested each side to adjust to the course, maintain discussions and resolve the matter.


The AG stated the state authorities desires to submit all related data to the SEC to justify its stand on the polls. The choose stated the state authorities may achieve this. Senior advocate N. Ashwani Kumar representing SEC knowledgeable the court docket that the election fee by no means closed its doorways on consultations and that the SEC had consulted the state authorities a number of instances on the polls.

AG S. Sriram stated if the SEC would maintain consultations overlaying all points associated to the polls in a clear method, this was welcome. The choose adjourned the listening to to December 29 and stated an order can be issued on that day.


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