Following the HC order at this time, the fee mentioned that it was able to conduct the polling on Thursday. The election physique had already put all essential preparations in place. News company PTI reported that State Election Commissioner Nilam Sawhney carried out a teleconference with all district Collectors and took inventory of the state of affairs. She additionally had a telephonic dialog with Director General of Police D G Sawang on legislation and order points and posting of safety personnel for ballot duties.
About 2.5 crore voters are eligible to vote within the elections for 7,220 MPTCs (Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituencies) and 515 ZPTCs (Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies) unfold throughout 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh. The information company reported that 2,371 MPTCs and 126 ZPTCs have been already gained uncontested within the election course of that started final yr in March.
A complete of 18,782 candidates are in fray for mandal constituencies and 2,058 for zila parishad constituencies. N Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party, the principal opposition celebration in Andhra, has already introduced that it might boycott the parishad elections. It has mentioned that the elections are being carried out in an undemocratic method.
On Tuesday, Justice U Durga Prasad of the High Court had stayed the parishad election course of, saying the fee couldn’t unilaterally take its personal resolution defying the path of the Supreme Court in respect to enforcement of the mannequin code of conduct. He then handed the interim order on a petition filed by TDP chief Varla Ramaiah.
The fee, nevertheless, challenged the only choose’s order earlier than a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami and Justice C Praveen Kumar, which struck down Prasad’s order at this time. According to PTI, these elections have been first notified in March 2020. Last yr on March 15, the elections have been postponed following the spike in coronavirus circumstances. The report says that solely the polling and counting half remained pending and the state authorities was eager on getting it achieved.