Andhra Pradesh

HC suspends SEC order grounding ward volunteers during ULB polls

A view of the Andhra Pradesh High Court building.   | Photo Credit: V. Raju

The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday suspended the State Election Commission’s order for grounding the ward volunteers from the process of municipal elections.

Justice D.V.S.S. Somayajulu delivered the verdict facilitating the deployment of the volunteers for distributing pensions and discharging other duties with the help of their mobile phones as usual.

The SEC issued an order on February 28 restraining the volunteers from direct or indirect participation in the election process. The order was intended to prevent the volunteers from influencing the outcome of the elections by leveraging and misusing their reach to the public as a conduit of government benefits and schemes.

The High Court also suspended the order of the SEC which gave fresh opportunity for filing nominations to a few candidates in the elections to Tirupati Municipal Corporation and Rayachoti municipality.

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Printable version | Apr 17, 2021 3:11:31 PM |

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