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Committee to look into charges against SEC Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: Taking be aware of the notices served by two Cabinet ministers to transfer Privilege Motion against State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Tammineni Sitaram is learnt to have referred the matter to the Privileges Committee, which can look at the gravity of the charges made by the SEC against the ministers in his letter addressed to the governor  and take obligatory motion.

Ministers Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy (Panchayat Raj and Rural Development) and Botcha Satyanarayana (Municipal Administration and Urban Development) despatched separate notices to the AP Legislative Assembly Speaker on Saturday, to enable them to transfer Privilege Motion against the SEC. After deliberation, the Speaker reportedly referred the difficulty to the Privileges Committee and advised it to provoke measures after going by the notices served by the ministers.

In the notices, the ministers had defined that the SEC made a number of castigating remarks, “which are libellous in nature and far from the truth”, within the letter reportedly written by him to the governor. The tone and tenor of the letter is intimidating, they stated including the content material of the identical is being circulated on social media.

The ministers took exception to a press release reportedly by the SEC that that they had crossed the ‘Lakshmana Rekha’, and violated the Model Code of Conduct.  Alleging that Ramesh Kumar had made a number of baseless allegations with an ulterior motive to degrade them as MLAs and ministers within the public eye,  Peddireddy and Botcha stated making allegations with out proof quantities to breach of privilege. 

‘Allegations baseless, without proof’
Alleging that Ramesh Kumar had made a number of baseless allegations with an ulterior motive to degrade them within the public eye,  Peddireddy and Botcha stated making allegations with out proof quantities to breach of privilege

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