Congress party is all set to bag the posts of chairman of 13 District Cooperative Central Bank (DCCB) where it has secured clear majority and is making a determined bid to win in another five districts.
After the second phase of cooperative polls, Congress won 1,229 primary agriculture cooperative societies (PACS), followed by Telugu Desam (718), YSR Congress (410) and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (112). The Congress secured clear majority in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, Nellore, Kurnool, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Medak, Ranga Reddy, Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar and Warangal districts.
Congress-backed candidates emerged as the single largest entity in West Godavari, Prakasam, Chittoor, Anantapur and Karimnagar districts, but not enough to bag the DCCB chief’s post on its own.
The TDP emerged at the top in Krishna, Guntur and Khammam districts, but it is not clear whether it can manage to wrest the DCCB post. In Kadapa, though the YSRC-backed nominees won majority of PACS, it is to be seen whether it manages to win the DCCB chairman’s post.
A number of former Congress MLAs and their sons, former Ministers, and in one case, a son of former Chief Minister and close relatives of sitting legislators, are using their clout to get elected to the coveted posts. Party leaders point out that there is a close race for several DCCB chief’s posts.
Former Minister Pinnamaneni Venkateswara Rao himself is in the race for the Krishna DCCB chief’s post. If he manages to become the chairman, his name is likely to be strongly considered for the post of president of APCOB, the State-level apex body.
Former MLA Karnam Dharmasri is eyeing the Visakhapatnam DCCB while sons of MLAs -- U.V. Ramanamurthy Raju (Visakhapatnam), G. Veerasiva Reddy (Kadapa), and former MLA Challa Ramakrishna Reddy -- are also in the race. Interestingly, N. Ramkumar Reddy, son of former Chief Minister Nedurmilli Janardhana Reddy, is a strong aspirant for the Nellore DCCB seat.
Sons, relatives of ex-MLAs,
ex-Ministers and sitting MLAs in race; Party all set to bag 13 DCCB posts