Supreme Court stay on AP Local Body Elections
Supreme Court has put a hold on Andhra Pradesh Local Body elections. It is a rude shock by the Apex Court to the state government by imposing the stay on the local bodies elections stating that the increase of reservations beyond the stipulated 50 percent is against the law. The court also stayed GO 176, which states 59.85 percent reservations in coming elections. The Apex Court has also ordered the High Court to sort out the issue in four weeks. It is learnt that the High Court has ignored the petitions filed in the past.