PCC will not tolerate dissidence, says Keshava Rao
Hindupur list of candidates to be released todayB forms will be distributed by party convenors
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee has decided to allot the party ticket for both mayoral posts of Visakhapatnam and Rajahmundry and the chairmanship of Hindupur Municipality to candidates belonging to the Backward Classes.
Announcing this at a press conference here on Thursday, PCC president K. Keshava Rao said the real backward classes among the community were given adequate representation during the selection of candidates for the forthcoming civic elections to the three municipal bodies.
Deviating from the earlier practice, the APCC president released the names of almost all candidates for the wards while adding that the Hindupur list was sent to the party convenor which would be released on Friday.
The party has kept in abeyance the names for six wards in Greater Visakha and four in Rajahmundry while allotting five to the CPI in Visakhapatnam and two in Rajahmundry. Dr. Keshava Rao warned partymen against indulging in dissidence and directed them not to file nominations anticipating their selection for the wards for which the announcement of candidates were kept in abeyance. Any such action would be seriously viewed and suitable action taken against the errant persons, he said.
He said development of the cities and towns into people-friendly habitats was paramount to the party and every effort would be made to make these urban centres role models for others.
B forms requesting for issuing the Congress symbol were being separately sent through the party convenors appointed for the elections.