No Polavaram reviews till results: EC to Chandrababu

With criticism against the Election Commission mounting in Andhra Pradesh for a haphazard way of conducting polls in the state on April 11th, most of the citizens have been upset with the polling body for quite sometime now. In a fresh directive, the Election Commission has issued orders to the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Chief Minister not to conduct review meetings on Polavaram Project apart from limiting video conferences. 

Stating the Model Code of Conduct on the complaint of YSR Congress Party leaders, the Election Commission sent notices to the state government. AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu held a review meeting on the Polavaram Project works as well as capital foundation works yesterday. According to them, some of the major works belonging to the Polavaram project should be completed before the rains hit the state. Hence, the work has been progressing at fast pace. 

However, many are questioning how it would impact the results as these are regular review meetings. Political circles are rife with discussion about why the Election Commission is responding to every complaint of the YSRCP unlike never before. Also, the Model Code of Conduct making an impact after polling is finished doesn’t make any sense, say political observers. 

What this means for the government is that nothing can progress and needs to be in a stand-still state until May 23rd. The state government is apparently unhappy with the move as it will bring every work and constructions in the state to a grinding halt. 

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