YSRC Pursues Social Engineering – The New Indian Express
VIJAYAWADA: Elections for Zilla Parishad presidents, vice-presidents and co-opted members across the state concluded on Saturday in accordance with the notification issued by the State Election Commission. After completing the election of the members of the co-optation, the collectors of the respective districts proceeded to the elections of the presidents and vice-presidents of the ZP. All ZP presidents and vice-presidents were elected unanimously. After the elections, all new ZPTC presidents and vice-presidents took the oath of office and secrecy. Earlier today, ZPTC members and co-opted members were sworn in.
In the ZPTC elections, more than 95 percent of the seats were won by the ruling YSRC and the number of seats won by the opposition was just a number, also only in some districts. The ruling YSRC, in line with Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s pledge on political empowerment of oppressed communities (SC / ST / BC and minorities) and women, provided 64 percent, 54 percent and 58 percent cent of deputies, ZP president and vice-president of ZP 1 and 2 to women and 67 percent, 69 percent and 62 percent of deputies, president of ZP and vice-president of ZP 1 and 2 to candidates belonging to SC communities / ST / BC and minority interests.
A senior YSRC leader said the numbers speak for themselves of the party’s commitment to ensuring social justice. Almost 60 percent of the positions in the state cabinet went to candidates from the SC / ST / BC and minority communities. A post of Deputy CM each has been allocated to SC / ST / BC and minority communities. The Presidents of the Assembly and of the Council both come from the same communities. Fifty percent of the appointed Rajya Sabha MPs are from the British Columbia community. In addition, of the 15 members appointed to the Legislative Council, 11 are from these communities, he said.
New Presidents of Zilla Parishad
Nellore – Anam Arunamma
Oriental Godavari -V Gopal Rao
Chittoor – Govindappa Srinivasulu
Vizianagaram – Majji Srinivas Rao
Vizag – Jallipalli Subadhra
Anantapur – Boya Girijamma
Western Godavari – Kavuri Srinivas
Kadapa – An Amarnath Reddy
Kurnool -M Venkatasubba Reddy
Srikakulam – Piriya Vijaya
Krishna – Uppala Harika
Guntur -Henry Christina