The local body elections in Andhra Pradesh have get postponed by six weeks. As a preventative measure against the spread of coronavirus, elections postponed. The candidates made almost all the arrangements for the elections so far. With the end of the elections by the end of March, there is a chance of getting Rs 5000 crore from the Central government. In some cases, the YCP candidates won by unanimous approval.
State Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar said that COVID-19 posed a major challenge to public health and well-being. Using its discretionary powers, Ramesh Kumar has decided to postpone the election process. The neighbouring states already declared partial shutdown of schools, commercial complexes, and other public gatherings.
While the AP ruling party felt that the opposition was weak and the YCP aggression would come together, now the Central Election Commission has postponed the elections of local bodies, citing the coronavirus. If the elections get completed by the end of March, AP will get funds from the Central government. If not, there will be no release of funds. That's the reason why the Chief Minister is so worried about it.
With these developments, Jagan and the leaders of the party once again became concerned. No one knows the reasons behind the sudden decision of the Central Election Commission. There have been many unanimous decisions in the AP.
However, the BJP's leaders have taken the issue seriously, as BJP candidates being chased out of the Machala. The Central ministers are also outraged over the YCP's handling of the central ruling party's BJP. To halt the fund of Rs.5000 crores, BJP took this decision as an act of revenge.
The postponement of the election has now become unsustainable for Jagan. He has set several welfare schemes in which the AP government is losing five thousand crores from the Central government.