BJP candidate Muniraju elected as GP chief

BJP candidate Muniraju elected as GP chief

The GP president post was reserved for a general category candidate. There was an internal arrangement wherein the 30-month tenure was to be shared by Babu Singh and Muniraju. As per this, Singh served as the president for the first 15 months and tendered his resignation at the end of his term making way for elections to the post of president.

There are total of 17 members in the gram panchayat with nine members from BJP and eight from JD(S).

Muniraju had filed the nomination from BJP and from JD(S) M P Chandrashekar. But at the last minute, Chandrashekar withdrew his nomination leading to the unanimous election of Muniraju as president.

Block Education Officer Venkatarama Reddy was the election officer.

Speaking to mediapersons after the election, Muniraju said his priority would be to provide drinking water to the villages under his GP.

Zilla Panchayat members Yellamma, Ramaswamy Reddy, Taluk Panchayat member S V Lokesh, GP vice-president Parvathamma, Panchayat Development Officer Sumathi, former vice-president A Nagaraj Reddy, members Uday, Nagendra, secretary Vishwanath, M B Narayana Swamy, Venkatesh, Kadadenahalli Devaraj, Abbayappa and Narayana Swamy were present.

GP chiefs elected

Bharati has been elected president and C Venkataramappa, vice-president of the Oorukunte Mitturu Gram Panchayat, reports DHNS from Mulbagal.  Poll officers Suresh Kumar and Dattatreya said the election was unanimous.