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TelanganaMLC polls: Bhatti asks local bodies' members to vote with conscience

MLC polls: Bhatti asks local bodies’ members to vote with conscience

Published: 27th Nov 2021 7:15 pm

Khammam: The Local Authorities’ Constituency MLC elections outcome in Khammam district would change the direction of future politics in Telangana, stated Congress Legislative Party leader Bhatti Vikramarka.

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Speaking to the media persons here on Saturday he appealed to the local bodies’ constituency voters to elect Congress candidate R Nageshwar Rao with a good majority. He complained that the elected members were being put under pressure by the ruling party leaders.

The elected members whichever party they belong to or staying in any camp should vote with their conscience to protect their interests. Politics should have a broader perspective of all round progress and growth of all, Vikramarka suggested. He alleged that the Finance Commission funds released to gram panchayats, were being diverted. Sarpanches, MPTC and ZPTC members and other elected representatives across the State, should make their voice heard by exercising their franchise in the elections, he noted.

The Congress leader sought to know why TRS leaders who claimed that their party enjoys majority votes in local bodies in the erstwhile Khammam, were planning to take the elected members to camps. The local bodies in Telangana were weakened under TRS regime, he said, adding that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi took steps to strengthen the local bodies in the country through 73rd and 74th Constitutional amendments.

But now the elected members in the State have no power, funds or self-respect. To ensure that their voice is heard in the State Legislative Council, he urged the local bodies’ members to elect Congress candidate Nageshwar Rao.

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