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Supreme Court Shocks To AP CM Jagan

In a setback to AP CM Jaganmohan Reddy who had been fighting against the postponement of local body election in the state, the Supreme Court has decided not to intervene in the State Election Commissioner's decision to defer the election by six weeks.

However, the Apex court has ordered the Election Commission to give relaxation on the Election Code and allow the state government to continue the existing welfare schemes implementation.

The top court, however, said a strict no to the bringing of any new welfare schemes during this period. The bench headed by Chief Justice Bobde directed the Election Commission to give relaxation to State Government on the public schemes and welfare activities.

As the lawyers representing AP state government has asked the Supreme Court for allowing the welfare schemes in order to avoid people's suffering, the bench has agreed and opined that the EC will come up with the fresh Election Code based on the postponement by six weeks.

So, AP state government's demand to conduct the civic body election as per schedule is not going to happen as the bench headed by Chief Justice Bobde denied to intervene.

The Election Commission reasoned that the Corona pandemic as the reason for the postponement of election. Meanwhile, AP state government is differing with the EC over the transfer of officials, district collectors and SPs. Detailed order copy of the Supreme Court is still awaited.




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