Andhra Pradesh civic polls notification on Saturday

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Amaravati (AP): Overruling the plea made by opposition parties for postponement, the State Election Commission on Friday announced it will issue notification on Saturday for elections to Mandal and Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies in Andhra Pradesh.

“We have decided to go ahead with the conduct of the elections. Notification will be issued tomorrow,” State Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar said. Barring the ruling YSR Congress, opposition parties including TDP, Congress and Jana Sena, sought postponement of the elections in view of the coronavirus scare.

Talking to reporters after a meeting with representatives of all political parties, Kumar said no EVMs would be used in the elections as the parties did not have confidence in the machines.

Meanwhile, SEC sources said a final call on the exact schedule of elections would be taken by Saturday.


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