SEC Nimmagadda okays unanimous panchayat elections in Chittoor and Guntur districts
State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar gave green signal for collectors of Chittoor and Guntur districts to declare sarpanches and ward members elected unanimously in 110 and 67 gram panchayats respectively. Returning officers will hand over declaration forms for sarpanches and ward members on Wednesday and Thursday. A row erupted between the AP government and Ramesh after he asked collectors not to declare unanimous panchayat elections in both districts. The SEC okayed unanimous elections based on the reports submitted by the collectors. Minister Peddireddi Ramachandra Reddy as unanimous elections were put on hold by the SEC in Chittoor district.