After the Andhra Pradesh (A.P.,) High Court (HC) announced verdict in favour of former State Election Commissioner (SEC) N. Ramesh Kumar, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) slammed the ruling Government.
TDP leader slammed the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) for interfering in independent institutions like State Election Commission The Andhra Pradesh (A.P.,) High Court directed the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) to cancel his removal order and allow him to continue as State EC.
The A.P., HC dismissed the appointment of V. Kanagaraj. The court announced the decision citing Article 213, which does not authorize the ordinance passed by the State Government. The bench of HC judges reviewing the matter said the ordinance passed by the State Governor does not work now.
Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, a leader of the TDP said, the decision of the A.P., HC is a victor of democracy in the State.
He said Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and his Party, YSRCP should respect the court’s decision and allow N. Ramesh Kumar to resume his charges.
Mr. Ramakrishnudu also criticised the YSRCP Government for other schemes, implemented in the State like English medium in schools, cancellation of mother tongue, YSRCP flag colours to government buildings, non-payment of MGNREGS bills, intimidation of solar power companies, unilateral suspension of officials forcefully.
He said with the judgement of this case in favour of Ramesh Kumar, all other forcefully implemented schemes and laws should come to an end.
K.S. Jawahar, another TDP leader said, the YSRCP should no longer drag on the legal issue by going to the Supreme Court and focus on correcting its mistakes in the best interests of the people.
TDP member Varla Ramaiah also suggested the Government Advisors to advise the Chief Minister to step down following the court’s disapproval of his action.
The Andhra Pradesh Government is mulling to move the Supreme Court against the HC’s orders to allow Ramesh Kumar to continue as the SEC of Andhra Pradesh.
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