AP Government Reinstates N Ramesh Kumar As State Election Commissioner

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The Andhra Pradesh Government re appointed Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar as the State Election Commissioner.

The re appointment order of Mr. Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar was issued by Bishwabhushan Harichandan, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, on the night of the 30th of July.

The appointment came after the Andhra Pradesh High Court (HC) dismissed an ordinance passed by the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) regarding the tenure and eligibility of the SEC appointment.

The A.P., High Court announced a verdict in favour of Ramesh Kumar, the State Election Commissioner (SEC) allowing him to rejoin his duties as SEC.

However, the Andhra Pradesh Government did not back out and filed a special leave petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court (SC) against the HC judgement.

Later, after being disappointed by the Apex Court’s judgement in the Ramesh Kumar case, the State Government had to reinstate Mr. N Ramesh Kumar. On the 10th of June, The Supreme Court refused to issue a stay order on the decision of the Andhra Pradesh High Court (HC) regarding the N. Ramesh Kumar case.

Recently, on the 20th of July, N. Ramesh Kumar met the Governor of A.P., and discussed the High Court judgment about his reinstatement.

After discussion, Mr. Harichandan asked the State Government to implement the High Court judgment and issue orders of re appointment.


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