Odisha Govt Readies For Legal Battle With Andhra Over Feb 13 Election In Kotia

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Bhubaneswar: The state government on Tuesday engaged advocate on record (AOR) Sibo Sankar Mishra to file a writ petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the notification of State Election Commission, Andhra Pradesh, to hold panchayat election in three villages of Kotia, which are within the territory of Odisha.

On Sunday, the Advocate General of Odisha Ashok Parija had a meeting with Koraput collector Madhusudan Mishra, ADM Deben Kumar Pradhan, Koraput District Panchayat Officer, and Public Prosecutor Bishnu Charan Patra at his chamber on the Orissa High Court premises to formulate a strategy in this connection.

Notably, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to conduct the election in three villages of Kotia panchayat on February 13.

 

Also Read: Odisha To Move SC Against Andhra’s Bid To Conduct Panchayat Polls In Kotia

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