Nimmagadda Ramesh speaks about AP local elections

Saturday, May 30th, 2020, 11:44:24 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh who was recently suspended by the state government is now back in duty after high court order.

The hugh court ordered the government of Andhra Pradesh to take Ramesh back to duty and he might take charge sooner or later.

Speaking with media about Andhra Pradesh local elections, Ramesh said, “We will hold the election in Andhra Pradesh once normalcy is restored. The final decision regarding the election schedule will be taken after assessing the situation.”

Well, the local elections were supposed to be held in the month of March but Ramesh postponed the same, citing Coronavirus outbreak as the reason. The state government suspended this decision, saying he is working hand in hand with the opposition party of Andhra Pradesh, Telugu Desam.

It remains to be see if Nimmagadda Ramesh can make amends to his relationship with Andhra Pradesh government and hold the election once lockdown is eased.