TDP chief and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu welcomed the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Elections. The uncertainty on the local body panchayat elections has been there for more than one year creating a major tussle between the State Election Commissioner, Nimmagadda Rameshkumar and the Y.S Jaganmohan Reddy led YCP state government.
Reacting to the verdict directed by the Supreme Court to hold the panchayat elections countering the petitions filed by YCP led state government, Chandrababu Naidu commented that the YCP led state government has been violating all the angles of the constitution by attacking all the pillars of democracy. The state has been seeing a downfall in the structures of various institutions. Peaceful functioning and performance of governance in the state have also dropped throughout the YCP regime in the state.
TDP chief also recalled the instances where the YCP led state government had called up for a bill to abolish the state legislative council challenging the democratic decorum of the state. In addition to that, the Judiciary and the judges are also getting constantly attacked and the YCP led state government has been taking all the undemocratic measures to curb the voice of the media in the state as well. Former Chief Minister also condemned the unfortunate episodes of the events that happened with the State Election Commission and added that the Y.S Jaganmohan Reddy-led YCP government has attacked the autonomy of independent democratic institutions. He also added that this verdict should act as an ‘eye-opener’ to the fascist YCP state government and demanded a free and fair election for the panchayats in the state.