HYDERABAD: Stating that the municipal elections could become a superspreader, Telangana Congress president and Nalgonda MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Friday urged governor Tamilisai Soundararajan to immediately stop the election process to the seven urban local bodies going to polls on April 30.
In a letter to the governor, he said the election process could be continued after Covid-19 subsides. The health minister and health director have termed the situation as “severe” in Telangana and the Supreme Court has likened the Covid-19 situation, shortage of oxygen and vaccines to a “national emergency,” he said.
“Your intervention is sought as the SEC has refused to stop the election process despite senior political leaders urging it to do so. The SEC has discontinued the practice of holding all-party meetings before the local body elections. The SEC also does not meet delegations of opposition parties which want to give representations on election-related issues,” he said in the letter.
Uttam later told reporters that the governor had spoken to him over phone and assured him that she would speak to the state election commissioner on the issue.