Arora said when the EC had decided on holding the bypolls along with Bihar elections then it had no inclination towards some states sending representations to raise issues related to the bypolls.
During his tenure as Agriculture Secretary, Partha Sarathi successfully implemented the government's flagship programmes of Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bima.
President Ram Nath Kovind cleared his appointment with effect from the date he assumes office. His appointment is in place of Lavasa who resigned with effect from August 31.
Ashok Lavasa is the second election commissioner to step down from the poll panel before the completion of his term.
It is following developments in the neighbouring State before taking any decision of its own SEC’s appointment.
The court asked the petitioner to submit a copy of the e-mail, to which Ashwini Kumar said they would submit it on Monday.
Neela Satyanarayan died at Seven Hills Hospital in suburban Andheri around 4 am, the medical facility's dean Dr Balkrishna Adsul said.
Lavasa will succeed Diwakar Gupta, whose term will end on August 31.
In the same spirit, Ramesh who was appointed on the recommendation of the then Chief Minister, should also be declared illegal, the petitioner stressed in his writ petition.
Andhra HC sets aside Ordinance amending Panchayat Raj Act, directs govt to reinstate N Ramesh Kumar as SEC
The Court cancelled all the Government Orders issued with regard to the amendments made to the Panchayat Raj Act.
On the last day of the final hearing, Advocate General S Sriram argued that petitions filed by 12 others after the former SEC Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar moved the court were not maintainable.
The court decision came after senior advocate Vedula Venkataramana, insisted that anyone can approach the high court, not just the petitioners, in matters of public interest.
Appearing for the State government, Advocate General Sriram sought one week to file final counter affidavit but the bench rejected his request.
“Definitely Sir!” exclaims Justice V Kanagaraj acutely conscious that his appointment as the State Election Commissioner (SEC) has come at a challenging time.
The 75-year-old Justice Kanagaraj has been practicing law in the Supreme Court of India as Senior Advocate till his appointment as the SEC of Andhra Pradesh.