Dr N Ramesh Kumar reinstated as Andhra Pradesh SEC after High Court quashes Ordinance cutting short tenure as "actuated by fraud on power"

Taking note that Justice (retd.) V Kanagaraj's appointment as the new SEC was not under Article 243K(1) of the Constitution, the Court queried, "how far free and fair election of the Panchayats can be held in the State?"
Dr N Ramesh Kumar reinstated as Andhra Pradesh SEC after High Court quashes Ordinance cutting short tenure as "actuated by fraud on power"

In a set back to YSR Congress-led regime, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday struck down a recent Government ordinance cutting short the tenure of State Election Commissioner (SEC) Dr. N Ramesh Kumar. (Andhra Pradesh SEC case - High Court Judgment)

In doing so, the Court also quashed the subsequent notification to appoint former Madras High Court judge, Justice (retd.) V Kanagaraj in his place for a three year period.

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