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Conducting GP polls snowballs into controversy in AP

Vijayawada, Jan 23 (UNI) Conducting elections to the Gram Panchayats in Andhra Pradesh snowballed into a major controversy between the State Election Commission (SEC) and the state government, as the government officials did not attend a video conference convened by the SEC on Saturday.
State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar issued notification to conduct local body elections this morning, which were to be held in four phases in February.
The SEC convened a video conference this evening for which Chief Secretary of government of AP Aditya Nath Das, DGP Gautam Sawan and Panchayat Raj officials did not attend. Moreover, the District Collectors and other officials did not attend the meeting either in various districts. The SEC is understood to have taken the matter seriously and is going to complain to the Governor.
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