SEC can't put minister under house arrest: Rambabu

YSRCP MLA Ambati Rambabu said that State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar has overstepped his authority by passing orders to confine a senior minister to his house. Rambabu said that the SEC has given such an order as he had misinterpreted Ramesh’s remarks.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  7 Feb 2021 7:05 AM GMT
SEC cant put minister under house arrest: Rambabu

Vijayawada: YSRCP MLA Ambati Rambabu said that State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar has overstepped his authority by passing orders to confine a senior minister to his house. Rambabu said that the SEC has given such an order as he had misinterpreted Ramesh's remarks.

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Ambati Rambabu said the SEC can't give an order that overrules constitutional rights.

He said that Ramesh Kumar confined Peddireddi Ramachandra Reddy only because he was active in Chittoor district from where Telugu Desam Party Chief Chandrababu hails. He criticised the SEC for being biased and vindictive and supporting the political interests of the TDP.

"How strange it is that a constitutionally constituted body released an app without a security certificate. Who would believe in such an app or the impartial poll system if it is released like this?" the MLA said.

Speaking on unanimous polls, he said that "Electing candidates unanimously is a common phenomenon in all states and is not new to Andhra Pradesh either. But this time the SEC seemed to have some reservations towards TDP and is acting indifferently," he said, and added that unanimous elections would ensure unity and rightful development in villages. He stated that the SEC was deliberately blowing some issues out of proportion in a bid to corner the government which exposes Naidu's vindictive nature.


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