Hurdles cleared for 'Local' & Panchayat polls in AP

Hurdles cleared for 'Local' & Panchayat polls in AP

The AP High Court on Wednesday has cleared all the hurdles for the local body and Panchayat elections in the state. Today, the state Election Commission's secretary has filed its affidavit in the court and briefed the details of their plans to conduct polls.

The secretary informed the court that the poll panel will hold local body elections from January 17th to February 15th while the Panchayat polls from February 8th to March 3rd. Regarding the elections, EC would be holding a video conference with all district collectors and higher officials on January 10th and on the same, a meeting with Chief Secretary, DGP, secretaries of Finance and Panchayat ministries is scheduled. Three days later i.e, EC wants to meet all the political parties of the state and notify them about the elections.

 After a detailed briefing of polls and schedules, the High Court expressed its satisfaction and asked the poll panel to go ahead.

Unlike in the mainstream elections, the ruling YSRCP will have to fight hard in this local polls as the capital row is going on. Capital region, Amaravati farmers and people are upset with YSRCP as the government is planning to shift the capital from here.

If YSRCP doesn't live up to the expectations, political observers believe that this could be their downfall.

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