Panchayat polls: Nimmagadda Ramesh raises objection to Minister Peddireddi’s criticism
State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Wednesday raised an objection to Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Minister Peddireddi Ramachandra Reddy’s criticism against him for censuring Panchayat Raj Principal Secretary Gopal Krishna Dwivedi and Commissioner M Girija Shankar. Speaking to the media, the SEC said that he did not suspend or took action against two IAS officers. He stated that Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Das and DGP Gautam Sawang are extending complete support to the SEC. “Girija Shankar has coordinated today’s video conference with district collectors and SPs,” he added.