STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Laxman Undertakes Satyagraha for Delimitation of Wards

Published: 03rd October 2015 05:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd October 2015 05:04 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:  Demanding that the state government take up delimitation of wards to set the stage for elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, BJP floor leader in the state legislative Assembly K Laxman staged a satyagraha here on Friday.

Extending their support to the BJP leader, the Congress, TDP and Left parties alleged that the TRS government was conspiring not to increase the number of wards from the present 150 for political expediency. They vowed to organise protests jointly and warned the government of serious consequences if it failed to accept their demand.

Speaking to newsmen, Laxman asserted that there was a definite need to increase the number of wards from 150 to 200 in view of the rise in the population of the city. “The 150 wards were delineated basing on the 2001 census. But in the last decade the city has seen a great rise in its population as shown by the 2011 census figures. Hence the need for increasing the number of wards from 150 to 200.”

Laxman vowed to mobilise all other opposition parties in the state to force the government to relent on its adamant position. Further, he saw a conspiracy by the TRS-MIM combine to refrain from taking up the delimitation exercise in GHMC limits.

In the evening, Telangana TDP president L Ramana offered lemon water to Laxman for him to break the fast.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp