Both Telugu Desam and YSR Congress Party fail to offer tough fight
Congress party could bag majority seats in the cooperative elections held in Srikakulam division on Thursday. Both Telugu Desam and YSR Congress Party failed to offer tough fight in several Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies. The Telugu Desam Party surprised with its defeat despite having network at the grassroot level. The election was held in 29 societies and the results were announced for 18 places. The Congress won 12 and YSR Congress could bag five societies and Telugu Desam Party bagged only one victory at LN Peta.
The ruling party emerged victorious in Arasavilli, Ampolu, Tulugu, Allada, Challavanipeta, Regidi, Sankili, Laveru, Polaki Challavanipeta, Rajam, Santakaviti and other societies. The YSR Congress Party could prove its existence in Palakonda, Vangara, Addali, Tampatapalli and Sivam societies. The election went off peacefully in the Srikakulam division with the deployment of police force in all the polling booths. As many as 76,145 out of 1.05 lakh voted in the election. Srikakulam District Cooperative Officer B.Srihari Rao expressed happiness over the completion of the elections peacefully. “No untoward incident took place anywhere. We hope the election in the second phase will also be peaceful,” said Dr.Rao.
The second phase of election for Tekkali Division will be held on February 4. The Congress Party is expecting victory in majority of the societies and retain its control over the Srikakulam District Cooperative Central Bank. In the previous election, the Congress Party has won 37 societies out of 50 in the last election. After the sudden demise of TDP senior leader K.Yerrannaidu, the party leaders had not come out with a strategy to win respectable number of societies in the just concluded election.
In first phase of elections of Primary Agriculture Credit Societies held on Thursday, majority of the chairman and director posts were bagged by ruling Congress and opposition Telugu Desam Party in East Godavari. Though elections were not held on party basis or symbol, all the political parties fielded their candidates and public representatives openly supported their relatives who contested in this election.
Out of 132 PACS in Rajahmundry and Peddapuram Revenue divisions, 60 were bagged by Congress, TDP secured 47 followed by YSRCP 23 and 2 Independents. Among the 132, elections were held to 66 PACS and the remainder were elected unopposed.
According to District Cooperative Officer Mr. Kishore, 92 per cent polling was recorded in both divisions and the elections went off peacefully baring small incidents at one or two places. The police sources said that they quelled groups at Kandrakota village in Peddapuram mandal. Congress and YSR Congress party workers clashed at two places in Jaggampeta and Kirlampudi mandals. Minister for Stamps and Registration Thota Narasimham and his arch rival Jyothula Nehru toured polling booths in Jaggampeta constituency, whereas MLC Kandula Durgesh and other Congress leaders toured Kadiyam constituency in support of Congress candidates.
Of the 160 Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies in Amalapuram and Kakinada divisions for which elections are scheduled for February 4, polling will be conducted only in 42 PACs, as the remaining 118 PACs had been declared unanimous.
District Cooperative Officer A. Koshore on Thursday said that of the 114 PACs in Amalapuram division, elections would be conducted to 19 societies, as the remaining 95 societies were declared unanimous. In Kakinada division, there were 46 PACs in which elections to four societies were postponed. As there was unanimous election for 19 societies, polling would be conducted in the remaining 23 societies from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the result would be declared on the same evening, Mr. Kishore said.
Second phase of election for Tekkali Division will be held on February 4 Congress and Telugu Desam hold sway in East Godavari
Second phase of election for Tekkali Division will be held on February 4
Congress and Telugu Desam hold sway in East Godavari