DCC president B.Y. Ramaiah hailed the result of local bodies election in Kurnool district saying that the base of the Congress party got strengthened after the elections. The Congress secured 128 panchayats in the first phase of polls, TDP 48, YSR Congress 68, CPI(M) 2, CPI-ML 1 and Rayalaseema Parirakshana Samithi 10. Special Correspondent