The EC Lifts Election Code In Andhra As Per Chandrababu’s Demand in the cyclone-affected districts. The EC gave the exemption for the three North Coastal districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam and also East Godavari which is affected by cyclone “Fani”.
AP CM Chandrababu Naidu has earlier wrote an open letter to Election Commission of India (ECI) and he promptly hailed the EC green signal. Fani, the deadly severe cyclonic storm, crossed the Odisha coast. Its impact was strongly marked in the North Coastal Andhra districts as the deadly winds reached speeds of 150 to 200 kmph. CBN has planned his visit to the affected areas but the election code came as a major hurdle for his official visit in the districts. There are even objections for CBN to conduct review meetings on the cyclone administration and rehabilitation.
The Election Commission had no choice but to give an exemption for Andhra Pradesh also EC has already lifted the code in some parts in Odisha state.