Coop polls only due to Central law

Press Release

Hyderabad, December 11: The Congress government in the State is going ahead with the cooperative societies elections only to fulfill the Central law but has no real interest in empowering the local bodies, YSR Congress has said. 

"As there is no scope for further extending the term and the Central government's Bill makes it mandatory for the State to hold elections before February, it has announced the election dates but the government lacks sincerity,' party official spokesperson Bajireddy Goverdhan told reporters here on Tuesday. 

Asserting that YSRCP is fully prepared for the elections, he said, they would thwart any attempt by the State Government to deviate or to misuse power and official machinery in the process. 

"If there is any misuse of power by allowing the nominated persons to vote will resist tooth and nail, he said adding that if the elections are conducted in the true spirit of cooperative movement, we will participate and emerge victorious.

The state has announced the elections in a hurry only to fulfill the constitutional obligation but it has no love for the cooperative movement and wanted to run the institution through nominated posts only, he said. 

The State on its part did not amend the Cooperative Act to benefit the marginalised sections of the society, he said adding that such a move will keep the SCs and STs away from the development process.

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