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Local bodies’ elected representatives decides to approach court

Posted by on June 28, 2011 0 Comment

Hyderabad: The Associations of MPTCs and Surpanches have decided to approach the Court on the decision of the Government to bring Ordinance to appoint Special Officers to local bodies as the tenure of elected representatives was expired.

The meeting of the Andhra Pradesh MPTCs Association and A P Surpanches Association was held in Vasavi Bhavan, Lakdi-ka-pool here to chalk out their action plan protesting the decision of the government.

Speaking to the media persons after the meeting, the MLC and president of MPTCs Association, Mr Yelamanchali Babu Rajendra Prasad said that they would meet the Chief Minister at 10 am on Wednesday and present a memorandum on the issue. He strongly criticized the Government for taking decision to bring an Ordinance against the spirit of 73, 74 amendment to the Constitution of India. In the constitution, the appointment of Special Officers after expiry of tenure of elected representatives was not mentioned anywhere. Hence, the Government was favoring to bring an Ordinance to appointment of Special Officers to the local bodies. Instead of that, the Government should bring the Ordinance continuing the elected representatives as person-in-charges to the local bodies, he added.

He said that they would file a writ petition in the Court, if the Government fails to respond to their demands within a week.

According to the sources, the surpanhes, MPPs and MPTCs Associations have decided to form as Joint Action Committee (JAC) and launch a agitation on their demand. They have also planned ‘Challo Assembly prpgramme” and conduct a round table with the local bodies MLCs.

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