Besides other promises all parties laying emphasis on supply of drinking water

The rival political parties have raised the pitch of their electioneering for winning the prestigious Nellore Municipal Corporation in the present municipal elections even as the March 30 polling day is drawing nearer.

Annual budget

The corporation annual budget has crossed Rs. 65 crore.

The parties’ campaigners have come out with various promises to the electorate with special emphasis on enhancing supply of protected drinking water and ushering in a new phase of real development in the city.

Redressal of grievances also occupied the top slot in the poll-eve promises. The YSR Congress and the Telugu Desam Party gained an early lead in the campaigning as they went about setting out their strategies for the organised development works in the city even as their leaders criticised the Congress for having neglected this aspect all these years.

YSRC mayoral candidate Abdul Aziz and chief campaigner Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy laid out their party’s plan for providing drinking water to the needy in all the 54 divisions in the corporation.

They also talked about setting up e-offices in each division to attend to the grievances and services of the common people so that they do not have to make repeated visits to different offices.

Irregularities

Referring to irregularities in development works in the past, Mr. Aziz said that only the ISO certified organisations would be permitted to carry out any project in the city limits and municipal corporation schools would be provided additional services so that they would be on a par with the corporate schools.

TDP mayor candidate Z. Sivaprasad and chief campaigner Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy are talking about providing purified drinking water supply using RO systems. A complaint box would be put in each division to redress the problems of public. Their slogan is ‘corporation without corruption’, as part of which corporators will not be allowed to turn into contractors.

Congress chief campaigner Anam Vivekananda Reddy is laying emphasis on electing loyalists of their party and defeat defectors who amassed wealth while in Congress only to shift their loyalties to other parties for future political and financial prospects.