AP CS Nilam Sawhney Writes To EC On Postponement Of Local Body Elections

Nilam Sawhney (File Image) - Sakshi Post

AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney wrote a letter to Election Commission stating that the local body elections in the state should be conducted as per the schedule. On Sunday morning Andhra Pradesh State Election Commission announced that the local body elections has been postponed for six weeks due to coronavirus threat.

The State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar said that it is important to take preventative measures against the spread of coronavirus and keeping in mind the public health, elections have been postponed by six weeks.

Neelam Sahani stated that it is better to conduct the elections rather than postponing them as it is very difficult to estimate the situation after six weeks. She wrote that the state is ready for elections and the government of Andhra Pradesh has been taking all the precautionary measures to curtail the virus and adequate screening measures, hospital facilities and awareness programs were taken through the support of the Village Volunteers, to handle the growing spread of the COVID-19 virus.

She further added that the AP government would have provided the entire medical data to the EC if they had approached them. She told that the screening tests were being conducted on every single individual who was coming to the state from other countries.

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