Andhra HC clears deck for MPTC, ZPTC polls


For any News Coverage, Please Contact:

A day after a single judge bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court stayed the MPTC and ZPTC polls, a larger bench srtuck off that order on Wednesday, paving the way for conducting the polls as scheduled on Thursday.

On Monday, high court judge Upmaka Durgaprasada Rao had stalled the polls for not giving four weeks' prior time and mandated new State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nilam Sawhney to file an affidavit by April 15.

With Rao's order overturned now, polling for the 7,220 Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituencies (MPTCs) and 515 Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies (ZPTCs) will happen as usual on Thursday.

However, the court has mandated that counting of votes should not be undertaken until further directives.

Advocate General (AG) Sriram argued the case on behalf of the state government, resulting in a favourable order for it considering that the government is eager to finish all the elections and focus on the task of Coronavirus vaccination.

On behalf of the State Election Commission (SEC), advocate C.V. Mohan Reddy argued that the 28-day or four-week prior time before issuing the MPTC and ZPTC poll notification is not necessary.

After listening to the arguments both in favour and against the polls, the court gave its green signal.

The verdict came as a blow to the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janasena, all of which had petitioned against the polls.

Source: IANS

For any News Coverage,Please Contact:

Related Links

GALLERY - Indian Classifieds in USA.

  • is an Enterprise Multi Utility Classifieds Portal Which is Integrated and Centralized Online Classifieds, Sports Software’s and Indian Movie tickets.
  • is an Indian Classifieds in USA that Covers Indian Business Directory, Roommates, Nanny Services, Buy and Sell, Indian Attorneys, CPA and Financial Tax Services, Indian Doctors, Indian Events, Indian Stores, Shops, H1 B Jobs, Training Centers, Indian Restaurants, Indian Communities, Coupons, Indian Real Estate agents and Many more desi classifieds categories.
  • Our Entertainment zone is a set of Indian Movies Information include Tollywood, Bollywood, Kollywood, Sandalwood, Hollywood and Provides Online Movies Tickets for Indian Movies in USA.
  • Online Sports Software: Cricket, Volley-Ball, Tennis, Badminton, Carrom and Ping Pong and Chess.