Congress is confident of winning majority PACS

Former minister Pinnamaneni Venkateswara Rao and son of long-standing Zilla Parishad chairman late Pinnamaneni Koteswara Rao, is all set to be elected the next chairman of Krishna District Cooperative Central Bank.

Congress Party does not have a majority after the first phase of elections to the PACS in Vijayawada and Machilipatnam revenue divisions, but the party is expected to do better in the second phase in Nuzvid and Gudivada revenue divisions to be held on Saturday.

Elections were scheduled to be held in 205 out of the total 425 PACS in the first phase.

The court, however, issued a stay for elections in eleven PACS and therefore nominations were accepted for 194 PACS only.

The Congress won 69 PACS (24 unanimous and 45 elected) the same number as the Telugu Desam (39 unanimous and 30 elected).

The YSR Congress reportedly won 37 (27 unanimous and 10 elected) PACS. The number of PACS in which CPI, CPI(M) and independent directors elected is 19.

The Congress leaders are confident that the party would be able to bag a majority of the 220 PACS for which elections would be held on Saturday.

Mr. Venkateswara Rao and his family have a lot of influence in Gudivad,a the revenue division to which he belongs.

Different claims

The YSR Congress Party, however, has different claims. According to them the Congress Party won only 49 PACS, the TDP won 53 PACS and the YSR Congress won 55 PACS and there was no clarity in who won in the remaining 47 PACS. Independents, CPI and CPI(M) have won in some PACS, but the directors were indifferent to parties in the rest, the party sources said.

The YSR CP has named former APCOB chairman Vasantha Nageswara Rao as the party candidate for the KDCCB chairman post.


  • Elections held for 194 out of the total 425 PACS in the first phase

  • YSRCP has named Vasantha Nageswara Rao as its candidate for KDCCB chairman post