Finance Minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy said that local body elections were expected to be held in April as this would be possible after the Supreme Court issued orders paving way for the conduct of polls.
Speaking to mediapersons during his visit to the DSR Government District Hospital here on Wednesday, Mr. Ramanarayana Reddy said that the court orders had been received and the elections would be held most probably in April depending on the decision of the Election Commission. Immediately afterwards, elections would be held for the municipal bodies and then to Mandals and Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies (ZPTCs).
Mr. Ramanarayana Reddy said that the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy’s visit to Nellore district for Indiramma Baata was tentatively scheduled for three days, beginning from February 28. The Chief Minister would inspect at the field level as to how the welfare and developmental programmes of the Government were being implemented to pass on the benefits to the beneficiaries.
During his visit, the Chief Minister would take part mainly in two major projects. He would lay the foundation stone for the Rs. 365-crore Nellore Government Medical College at the DSR District Headquarters Hospital here. Funds had been released and tender process also completed with regard to this project and all efforts were being made to start admissions from this academic year itself, said Mr. Ramanarayana Reddy.
He further said that the Somasila High Level Canal was taken up at a cost of Rs. 780 crore to help the farmers in upland areas, even as the land acquisition process in this connection was also started.
Nellore Urban MLA M. Sridharkrishna Reddy, District Coordinator for Hospital Services P. Nirmala, District Medical and Health Officer Masila Mani, Superintendent K. Subba Rao and others were present.