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SEC issues election notification to hold first phase elections

HYDERABAD: The State Election Commission (SEC) today issued a notification to hold the first phase of Panchayat Elections in Andhra Pradesh. The Commissioner of SEC Ramesh Kumar released the notification at his office in the city.

Speaking on the occasion he made it clear that the commission would abide by the verdict of the Supreme Court of India in the issue. He said that the elections would be held on the basis of revenue divisions in the state.

He said that they would hold the elections in four phases. He said that the first phase elections would be held in all the districts of the state except Vizianagaram and Prakasam.

He made it clear that they are going ahead with the election process while noting that the election commission was the brainchild of the Architect of the constitution of India BR Ambedkar. He made it clear that it was the responsibility of the commission to hold the elections on time. He alleged that the officials didn’t attend the meeting convened by him.

Kumar said that the organization of the elections would strengthen local level leadership. He also said that duties, funds, and powers were possible by holding the elections. Commenting on the unanimous elections in the state, he said that tent would keep a special focus on the issue by roping in the services of IG level police officers.

He claimed that the commission did not get any support from the state government on the provision of adhering amount of staff to hold the elections. Kumar made it clear that the state government would be held responsible if any problem arose in the organization of the elections.

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