Sources said that the decision was taken to restrict Andhra Pradesh Government’s attempt to hold Mandal and Zilla Parishad elections in the territories of Odisha.
Andhra Pradesh Government recently issued a notification to hold elections for Mandal and Zilla Parishad constituencies in Kotia area of Koarput district, after conducting the first phase of Panchayat polls in the same localities in February this year.
The State election commission of Andhra Pradesh has issued a formal notification on April 1 in this regard.
According to the notification, polling is scheduled to be held for Talaganjeipadar and Patachenuru villages in Kotia area on April 8 and counting of votes will be held on April 10.
G T W A High School has been identified as the polling booth for Patachenuru Gram Panchayat while ITDA new building has been selected as polling centre for Ganjeibhadra Gram Panchayat.
Notably, Andhra Pradesh had conducted the first phase of elections on February 13 trespassing into the Odisha territory despite Koraput (in Odisha) district collector Abdaal Akhtar had written a letter to his Vizianagaram (in Andhra Pradesh) counterpart Dr M Hari Jawaharlal requesting the latter not to conduct the gram panchayat election in Kotia.