The newly appointed State Election Commissioner C Parthasarathi announced that he would strive to uphold the dignity of the state election commission.
Parthasarathi assumed charge today after performing puja in his office today. Speaking on the occasion, Parthasarathi while thanking the Chief Minister for giving him the opportunity to serve, has sought the cooperation of the Governor, State Government, Chief Secretary, DGP, District Election Machinery for discharging his duties without any prejudice duly protecting the autonomy of the commission. “While elections to Panchayat Raj local bodies are complete, will conduct elections to some urban local bodies as per the constitution with the cooperation of the state government”, he said.
Parthasarathi declared that he would soon convene a meeting with GHMC officials and formulate an action plan to complete the process of the election before February 10, 2020, the date of expiry of its present term. After GHMC, elections to GWMC will be held on March 21, while Khammam and Siddipet Municipalities elections will be held on April 21, he stated.
He informed that he will go through the safety guidelines on Covid 19 issued by the Election Commission of India and then take steps to conduct elections to some local bodies in urban and rural areas which are pending.
Earlier, Parthasarathi was received by the SEC Joint Secretary Jaisimha Reddy, officials and staff of the SEC. A meeting was held in the SEC office to discuss the issues relating to elections to local bodies.