Supreme Court accepts plea for rescheduling of poll dates
March 27, 2014 - Hyderabad
The Supreme Court of India on Thursday while accepting the petition of the Andhra Pradesh State Government for rescheduling the election programme for Panchayat and other local bodies on April 6 to April 11, directed it to announce the results after May 7.
A division Bench of Justices Gyan Sudha Misra and justice V Gopala Gowda said that the results of the ZPTC and MPTC should be declared only after May 7 after completion of Lok Sabha polls. The Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Telangana will be held on April 30 and Seemandhra on May 7. The court directed the State Election Commission to change the polling day to April 11 instead of April 8 as scheduled earlier. Agreeing with the plea of the petitioner that April 8 happens to be Srirama Navami, the court put an end to the uncertainty over polling dates.