Supreme Court today gave its verdict on the postponement of Municipal elections. The court opined that the municipal election results can influence the voting pattern in the General elections and ordered Election commission to keep them under wraps until May 7th, the date on which elections in the entire Andhra Pradesh will be completed. The court was not satisfied with Election commission’s reply and refused to agree the technical reasons put forward by the Election Commission.
Municipal election results are deemed as the Semifinals to the general elections. With the wide publicity in media, the petitioners argued that these results can influence voters during General elections. On similar lines, Supreme court also issued a stay on MPTC/ZPTC election results until the completion of general elections.It is known that Congress government deliberately delayed the local body elections with out completing the reservations due to Jagan’s hava in Seema Andhra and Telangana issue then.