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Uttam flays TRS for early polls to gram panchayats

Uttam flays TRS for early polls to gram panchayats
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State government has been diluting the identity of local bodies at their own interest in the name of reforms, stated Telangana Pardesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president Uttam Kumar Reddy.

Huzurnagar: State government has been diluting the identity of local bodies at their own interest in the name of reforms, stated Telangana Pardesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president Uttam Kumar Reddy.

On Wednesday, Uttam toured Huzurnagar constituency and inspected the construction works of 11/33 KV substation, which was coming up at an estimated cost of Rs 1.60 crore, at Ganga Banda of Garidepally mandal. He directed the officials to complete the works at the earliest to address low voltage issues at Ganugabanda, Kondaigudem, Sarvaram, Sitarampuram and Laxmipuram villages in the mandal.

Later, the Congress chief inaugurated gram panchayat building at Burugugadda village. Speaking on the occasion, he said Congress strived for strengthening local bodies during its tenure for the welfare of villagers and for the progress of villages in the State.

Stating that former Prime Minister late Rajiv Gandhi tried his best to strengthen the local bodies with 72 and 73 amendments, Uttam alleged that all local bodies in the State became idle in the State under TRS ruling. “Move to conduct sarpanch elections before six months is absolutely wrong step,” he said, describing the move as a step towards diluting local bodies.

He opposed indirect election of sarpanch and demanded the government to continue the present direct elections system.As part of the tour, Uttam inaugurated an ATM centre of DCCB Huzurnagar branch. DCCB district chairman Pandu Ranga Rao and local Congress leaders were present.

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