Meesala Satyanarayana has been re-elected secretary of the Communist Party of India's (CPI) district unit for the sixth consecutive time. He had been in the position since 1995. The party's district conference held for two days from January 24 elected T. Madhu and Kirla Krishna assistant secretaries and included 51 members in the district committee.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Mr. Satyanarayana said that the party decided to play a pro-active role in the protests against the special economic zones and industrial corridors.