Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: Premkumar of the Congress took over as interim president of the Shimoga Zilla Panchayat here on Wednesday following the expiry of the 20-month term of incumbent president Chandrakumar.

Mr. Premkumar who is chairman of the Social Justice Standing Committee is elected from the Gajnur constituency. The elections for the posts of president and vice-president which were scheduled to be held on Wednesday were postponed following the stay obtained in the High Court for holding the fresh elections.