Local bodies elections after Lok Sabha: KCR

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Hyderabad: Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to conduction elections for local bodies– Mandal, Zilla Parishad and Municipalities– after Lok Sabha polls in the state. New Municipal Act on the lines of new Panchayati Raj Act is on anvil, he said.

The notification for MPTC, ZPTC, Municipal elections is expected to be announced in last week of April after Lok Sabha elections.

“Lok Sabha polls will be held in April and soon after the polls, the notification for MPTC and ZPTC will be announced. Then after, we’ll hold elections in Municipalities. New Panchayati Raj Act is a fool-proof system and we need new Municipal Act as well. The state government will study on Municipal Act and prepare a draft on this very soon. A team of officials will tour model cities across the country before preparing the draft on the Municiapl Act. Most probably, new Municipal Act will be in place by May this year,” said KCR.

TRS is also keen on selection of MLC candidates. Election schedule for five MLC seats was already announced. Next schedule for two teachers’ constituency and one graduates’ constituency will be issued soon. It’s learnt that the chief minister may finalise the list of candidates in a day or two.

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