Khammam: The status of the seven mandals transferred to AP would change once the Amendment to the AP Reorganisation Act 2014 is passed in Rajya Sabha.
The AP government had already issued the GO merging four mandals Kunavaram, VR Puram, Chintoor and Bhadrachalam (excluding revenue village of Bhadrachalam) in Rampachodavaram revenue division of East Godavari district.
Likewise, the mandals of Kukkunoor, Veleirpad and six villages in Burgumpahad mandal will be merged in Jangareddygudem revenue division of West Godavari district.
As per the norms, the seven mandals should be attached to the adjacent Assembly constituencies in AP.
If the geographical proximity of these mandals is taken into account, Kunavaram, VR Puram, Chintoor and Bhadrachalam wi-thout Bhadrachalam town, which were part of Bhadrachalam (ST) Assembly segment till now, are located adjacent to Rampachodavaram (ST) Assembly segment in Araku (ST) Lok Sabha constituency. These four mandals would be made part of Rampachodavaram Assembly segment.
Kukkunoor and Velierpad mandals of Aswaraopet Assembly constituency and six villages of Burgumpahad, part of Pinapaka Assembly segment are geographical close with Polavaram (ST) in Elu-ru LS constituency.
Official sources said that the present legislators of Rampachodavaram and Polavaram would be recognised as MLAs of seven mandals. The situation would be continued till the delimitation of Assembly constituencies is taken up by the Election Commission of India before the next Assembly elections to be held in 2019.
As per the AP Reorganisation Act-2014, ECI has to increase the number of seats of AP from 175 to 225 seats and 119 to 153 seats in Telangana.