AP High Court reserves verdict over suspension of panchayat poll schedule
The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday reserved verdict over a single judge’s judgement of suspending schedule announced by the State Election Commission (SEC) for panchayat polls. The division bench of the High Court heard the SEC’s petition challenging the single judge’s verdict.
The AP government has expressed an inability to provide its staff for panchayat polls as the vaccination drive for coronavirus is underway. Advocate-General Sriram argued that people’s health is more important than elections. Meanwhile, the High Court did not accept implead petitions filed by the government teachers and employees.