SC refuses to stay contempt proceedings against Andhra government
New Delhi, July 24: The Supreme Court has refused to stay contempt proceedings against the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh for the state government’s failure to implement the high court order to reinstate state election commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar.
The bench comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian turned down a petition filed by the Reddy government seeking to stay the contempt proceedings against it initiated in the high court, The Economic Times reported.
Terming this as yet another setback for the YSR Congress government, the opposition parties in Andhra demanded that the Reddy dispensation should immediately apologise to courts for contempt and reinstate Kumar as the SEC.
YSR Congress MP Raghu Ramakrishnam Raju advised his state government not to stretch issues too far which could lead to invoking of President’s rule in the state.
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