Prof K Nageshwar analysis over appointing Nilam Sawhney as Andhra Pradesh SEC
Professor K Nageshwar has opined that an all-out war between the AP government and State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar came to an end with the appointment of former chief secretary Nilam Sawhney as new SEC.
Ramesh Kumar is due to retire from his post on March 31. He stated that relations between the new SEC and AP government will be cordial as Nilam had worked as chief secretary with Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. However, Nageshwar questioned the appointment of retired bureaucrats for state poll bodies. He mentioned that the Supreme Court gave order not to appoint serving bureaucrats as election commissioners.