YSRCP-backed candidates secure 2,315 panchayats, TDP supporters 562 in first phase local polls
In the first phase of gram panchayat elections held on Tuesday, the ruling party supporters have secured 2,315 panchayats and TDP-backed candidates bagged 562. More than 81 per cent voting was registered for elections held to 3,249 sarpanch posts and 20,157 ward members. Candidates backed by other political parties and independents have won 372 panchayats.
The YSRCP supporters had an edge over others in Guntur, Chittoor, Nellore, Anantapur and Visakhapatnam districts. Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development Botsa Satyanarayana said that the YSRCP supporters have bagged majority panchayats with people’s support.