Amaravati: Minister for Panchayat Raj Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy said that two deputy mayors and two vice-chairpersons would be appointed in Municipal Corporations and Municipalities across the State.

Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, he said that an ordinance will be promulgated in this regard. "We shall sent ordinance to the governor for promulation. Instead of one deputy mayor and vice-chairperson, we shall appoint two each. It would be easier to provide better governance for the people. As per the SEC schedule, Mayors, Vice-Chairpersons, and Deputy-Mayors will be elected on March 18 and after getting Governor's approval, another Deputy Mayor and Vice Chairperson will be selected in ULBs," he said.

The Minister stated that people will support YSRCP in Tirupati polls even though BJP comes up with a Hindutva card. He said that YSRCP will retain its seat with triumphant victory in the coming polls.

Referring to ZPTC and MPTC polls, he said State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh had intentionally advanced Panchayat polls even after filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating to resume the elections from that very point, they were postponed.

He urged SEC to conduct MPTC and ZPTC polls at the earliest as there are no more legal issues. He stated that six days are enough to complete MPTC and ZPTC elections so that the State government can fully focus on the COVID vaccination programme.


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