Jagan receives jolt in Supreme Court, SC refuses stay on AP High Court orders on SEC Nimmagadda!

The YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh headed by Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy received yet another jolt in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, over the issue of removal of State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar.

The one-year old YS Jagan government suffered a jolt in AP High Court and in Supreme Court in over 60 cases so far, a record of sorts in the country. Despite this, Jagan government continues to take controversial, unilateral and illegal decisions on various issues and landing itself in legal troubles in courts.

AP High Court had recently quashed the decision of Jagan government removing Ramesh from SEC post and appointing a retired justice in his place. It reinstated Ramesh in SEC post with immediate effect.

Instead of implementing HC orders, the Jagan government approached SC against HC orders and sought stay on SC orders.

However, the SC refused to grant stay orders. The SC also came down heavily on Jagan government asking it not to play games with Constitutional bodies like SEC.

This should be an eye opener for CM Jagan. Jagan should at least focus now on offering administration as per constitutional norms and not to misuse his power to settle his personal political scores.