Hyderabad, July 5 (INN): Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday demanded that the Election Commission issue separate schedule for the second and third phase of Gram Panchayats’ elections.
In a letter written to the State Election Commissioner, the TDP chief said that the nomination process for the three phases of Gram Panchayat elections be notified separately duly fixing the period between publication of the list of contesting candidates and the polling day uniformly for all the three phases. He said a similar process was adopted in the Gram Panchayat elections held in 2006.
It may mentioned that the last date of receipt of nominations has been fixed as July 9 for all the three phases though polling is to be held on July 23 for the first phase, July 27 for the second phase and July 31 for the third phase. Naidu said that this schedule was faulty and should be revised.