L.V. Subramanyam, the Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh, on the 9th of May, will conduct a meeting with the screening committee over the cabinet meeting.
The AP cabinet meeting which was scheduled for the 14th of May, has been cancelled due to the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in the State.
According to the guidelines of the MCC enforced by the Election Commission of India (ECI,) the State cannot hold any meetings to discuss the agenda of the Party.
Usually, the MCC comes into action from the time the election dates are announced and continue till the results are declared.
According to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) 4 issues, which includes drought condition, cyclone relief measures, employment guarantee scheme and drinking water shortage will be discussed at the meeting agenda.
The CMO even sent a note with these 4 issues to the Chief Secretary for approval.
According to sources, the screening committee will discuss the issues which will be part of the cabinet review meeting and will decide if the meeting can be allowed by the authority.
The Committee will also decide if the issues can be discussed in the agenda meeting.
After reviewing the report, if the Committee finds any issues, they will draft a report and submit it to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO,) who will send it to the Central Election Commission (CEC.)
The final call will be taken by the Election Commission (EC) of AP.
According to Gopal Krishna Dwivedi, the CEO of AP, for any review meeting, the issues mentioned as an agenda of the meeting needs approval from the EC.
As of now, during the cabinet meeting, the Party can discuss issues related to cyclone Fani in Odisha, as the issue is already approved by the EC of Andhra Pradesh.
Stay tuned for further updates.