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Andhra Pradesh State Election Commission (SEC) has declared dates for upcoming panchayat polls. Andhra Pradesh SEC declared that it will hold panchayat elections in four phases. The elections are scheduled to be held on February 5, 9, 13, and 17.
Andhra Pradesh government objected SEC announcement saying that the Covid-19 situation in the state is not conducive to hold elections.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary Adityanath Das had already met SEC N Ramesh Kumar and conveyed that the government anticipates a second wave of Covid cases and thus it is not the right time to hold elections. However, the SEC rejected the government’s appeal to postpone polls by 2-3 months. The SEC’s decision to hold the elections has again put the SEC N Ramesh Kumar and the government on a confrontational path.