Visakhapatnam: The national general secretary of YSR Congress Party, Vijayasai Reddy, on 1 June, announced that the state government will approach the Supreme Court over Andhra Pradesh High Court’s order directing the state to reinstate the State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar.
Addressing a press conference on Monday, Mr. Vijayasai Reddy said Mr. Ramesh had overruled the state's decision and gone against the government. “The letter he sent to the Centre was written at the TDP central office and even his signature did not match. This is a criminal offense and is being investigated by the CID. The state government is going to approach the Supreme Court over HC orders to reinstate him as the SEC,” Mr. Vijayasai said. He also questioned whether Mr. Ramesh's motive was to save democracy or to kill it?
He slammed TDP leaders for intervening in the issue and even celebrating the High Court orders. The TDP rule has ended but Chandrababu Naidu still wants his men to continue in key positions and act against the government, he alleged.
The YSRCP leader acknowledged that the party will support all those who have been accused in false cases and have received court notices for their social media posts. “We have faith in the judiciary and will respect the court's orders. Provoked by TDP members, our followers wrote some posts without any intention of degrading the judiciary. All those who have received orders under contempt of court are to be treated as accused and are innocent until conviction. Our party is going to extend support to all of them,” he added