SEC Nimmagadda writes letter to Guv, urges to reject ordinance on local body elections
State Election Commission (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Saturday wrote a letter to Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan urging him to reject the ordinance on conducting local body elections with the consent of the AP government. He stated that passing a resolution in the AP Legislative Assembly against holding the local body elections in February citing the coronavirus pandemic is against the Indian Constitution. In the letter, Ramesh mentioned that the SEC has the responsibility to hold local body elections every five years. He requested the Governor to seek legal advice before signing the ordinance.