December 3, 2021


The spirit of business

Elections should be good, free, and bereft of intimidation, states SEC

‘Enforcing unanimous election in panchayats goes against the spirit of social justice’

Implementing unanimous elections in panchayats is very little but an attempt to stifle the voice of the Backward Classes and adversely have an impact on the spirit of social justice, Condition Election Commissioner N. Ramesh Kumar has explained.

Addressing the media following paying out tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his dying anniversary right here on Saturday, Mr. Ramesh Kumar claimed the share of unanimous elections had come down to 20 in 2013 from 30 earlier.

“In the ensuing elections, the determine should occur down further, signalling the victory of democracy,” he explained.

The powers that be experienced, in their “last endeavor,” tried to halt the election course of action by filing in excess of 10 writ petitions in the Andhra Pradesh Substantial Court, Mr. Ramesh Kumar explained, and included that it was a “happy moment” for him as the court stood by the Constitution and the Condition Election Fee by ruling that “no electrical power can quit the elections.” He more said that the Advocate-Typical was also among the the petitioners.

‘Constitution is supreme’

Stating that he was the “prime witness” in numerous CBI conditions, Mr. Ramesh Kumar explained, “I take pleasure in defense under the Witness Defense Act. It is my character to be bold, accurate, and discharge my responsibilities as for every the Structure. I shall go on the very same.”

“Elections need to be guided by the spirit of truth, which has its roots in the Structure that envisages the eyesight of B.R. Ambedkar. The ruling of the Supreme Court docket will become the legislation of the land. It is the bounden duty of all to stick to the Structure and the devices guided by it and the legislation of the land. When the apex court docket mentioned that the Election Commission was suitable, the makes an attempt to discourage and demoralise the election process are unconstitutional and ridiculous,” Mr. Ramesh Kumar reported.

“When ‘unanimous election’ is a considerably cry in the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections, why really should it be enforced in the panchayat elections?” he questioned.

No cost and honest elections, absent from intimidation, would give ample scope to the downtrodden sections, make them a aspect of the governance and realise their social obligation, he noticed.

Shadow get-togethers

“The forces that pitch for unanimous election will be grounded. Shadow get-togethers will be following all those who go searching for the candidates submitting their nominations. In purchase to aid wider participation of candidates, the norm of generating BC certification has been performed absent with,” Mr. Ramesh Kumar mentioned.

Before, Mr. Ramesh Kumar worshipped at the temple of Lord Rama at Vontimitta, in close proximity to Kadapa, and showered praise on the district administration for the developmental functions taken up at the temple.

District Collector C. Hari Kiran, Supplemental DGP N. Sanjay, and senior officers accompanied Mr. Ramesh Kumar and took section in the critique meeting.

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