Officials skip meeting with SEC; Nimmagadda gets angry, serves memo to Panchayat Raj Commissioner
State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh served a memo to Panchayat Raj Commissioner M Girija Shankar as officials skipped the meeting scheduled at 3 pm. He set a deadline for the Panchayat Raj officials to attend the meeting at 5 pm. The reason for the Panchayat Raj officials not attending the meeting was that government employees are not willing to discharge duties in panchayat polls due to fear of contracting coronavirus. The SEC wants to release a notification for the panchayat elections on Saturday. Meanwhile, the petition filed by the AP government in the Supreme Court opposing panchayat elections will come up for hearing on Monday.