Telugu Desam Party leaders have criticised the State government for not conducting the local body elections. The people have been facing hardship as there are no ward members, MPTC, MPP, and ZPTCs to air their grievances, according to them.

The officials were not responding to the petitions submitted by the people. The panchayat raj system has collapsed with the government's policies and non-conducting of the elections, said Mr. Devineni Umamaheswara Rao.

The MLA completed 10th day of padayatra covering a distance of 225 km on Wednesday.