Local body polls likely in April

Published: 21st February 2013 10:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2013 10:54 AM   |  A+A-

The state government appears to be planning to hold local body polls before summer heat sets in.

As holding of elections during peak summer days might work against the ruling party, with shortage of drinking water and power cuts, the government has intensified efforts to conduct the polls at the earliest, most likely in April, Congress sources divulged.

In this connection, PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayna met panchayat raj minister K Jana Reddy here on Wednesday.

As chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy too wants to hold elections to local bodies before the present upbeat mood in the party seeps away, both Botcha and Jana Reddy are understood to have discussed the steps to be taken to finalise reservations.

Asked how much time will it take for the government to decide the quota in local bodies, the PCC chief said it would take hardly two days.

Meanwhile, deputy chief minister Damodara Rajanarasimha called on chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy at the latter’s camp office here on Monday evening. According to sources, both leaders discussed local body polls at length and also reviewed Congress performance in the cooperative elections.

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